Black-breasted Puffleg

Black-breasted Puffleg by AFC

Eriocnemis nigrivestis by Linda Feltner
(8 in. x 8 in. | Gouache | ID#3797)

Family: TROCHILIDAE | Conservation Status: Critically Endangered | Population Trend: decreasing

Artist Statement

The Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) is a critically endangered hummingbird, found in the mountains of Ecuador. We observed several in the Yanachocha Preserve in 2004. It is a dazzling jewel of iridescence with its bright white pantaloons. Painting this bird evoked memories of that personal encounter.
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