Ecuadorian hummingbird identification

Jason R. Grant jason.grant at UNINE.CH
Tue Feb 4 11:31:25 CST 2003

After the great success in the identification of Ecuadorian moths a few
months ago, I'm wondering if the same success could be made with a

On the website, click COLIBRIS at the bottom of the page.

There are two photographs of a hummingbird visiting/ pollinating?
Macrocarpaea sodiroana (Gentianaceae).  The corolla is about 2-3 cm wide.
Photos were taken at the Maquipucuna forest reserve, Pichincha, Ecuador.
The red threads behind the flowers mark open flowers.

Any ideas as to genus and species would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks!

Jason R. Grant
Laboratoire de botanique évolutive, Institut de botanique
Faculté de Sciences, Université de Neuchâtel
11, rue Émile-Argand, Case Postale 2
CH-2007  Neuchâtel  SWITZERLAND

Tel - (+41) [0] 32 718 2344
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