Grey-bellied Comet

South America


Taphrolesbia griseiventris


Its five separate but close nesting and breeding sites are continuously destroyed to make way for agricultural lands, livestock-raising, and human settlements.

The Grey-Bellied Comet from the Trochilidae family is a hummingbird species that can be found nowhere else except in high-altitude shrub lands in Peru.

This solitary and extremely territorial bird has upper body parts in bronze and green, while its lower body parts are solid grey in colour. It has a long beak, deeply forked tail, and bright blue throat patch present in males but not in females.