The white-tailed hillstar hummingbird is a gem of the Andean mountain forests. It was formerly considered the same species as the rufous-gaped hillstar, but ornithologists recently split them in two.
I used high-speed video to capture the flight of a white-tailed hillstar in slow motion. With its frantic wingbeats slowed down, it’s easier to see the power and grace of this tiny hummingbird.
The video looks best in full screen. Click the four arrows at the bottom right to expand. Maximum resolution is HD.