BSA Plant Images Online - Flowers of Fuchsia ampliata visited by a Sparkling Violetear Hummingbird (Colibri coruscans)
A Sparkling Violetear Hummingbird (Colibri coruscans) visiting flowers of Fuchsia ampliata near Yanacocha, on the slopes of Volcan Pichincha close to Quito, Ecuador. Nearly all of the New World species of Fuchsia are pollinated by hummingbirds, whereas the South Pacific species are pollinated mainly by honeyeaters (Meliphagidae).
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