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Animal picture of the day: chestnut breasted coronet

A chestnut-breasted coronet hummingbird in Peru. Photo by: Rhett Butler.
A chestnut-breasted coronet hummingbird in Peru earlier this year. Photo by: Rhett Butler.

The chestnut-breasted coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) is native to the Andean forests of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia.

The species is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List, though its population has yet to be evaluated. In Peru the species can be found as high as 3000 meters (9000 feet). The species is highly territorial.

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