Booted Racket-tail

The Booted Racket-tail is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Booted Racket-tail, Ocreatus underwoodii, is a species of hummingbird. It is found in the Andean cordillera of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela; Venezuela also has a population on the northern coast. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Ocreatus underwoodii. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 17 December 2006. More

* Booted Racket-Tail Hummingbird at Machu Picchu, Peru (photograph) * Booted Racket-Tail Hummer (photograph towards bottom of page) * Flight-Testing a Booted Racket-Tail Hummingbird (photograph) Pictures: click picture(s) for larger version, photo credits, and description. More

Images Booted racket-tail in flight, preparing to feed on flowers Booted racket-tail in flight, preparing to feed on flowers Species related by - * Family group * Habitat * Conservation status * * View image slideshow * Link to this image * Email to a friend More

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For the purposes of our bird news services, Booted Racket-tail is classed as Ungraded: species that are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Booted Racket-tail (3) Bella Vista Lodge, Ecuador Bella Vista Lodge, Ecuador18/11/2009 Bella Vista Lodge, Ecuador 18/11/2009 Mindo, Ecuador Mindo, Ecuador18/11/2009 Mindo, Ecuador 18/11/2009 Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador23/02/2005 Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador 23/02/2005 View More

Male booted racket-tail hummingbird (Ocreatus underwoodii) at Bellavista Hummingbirds are the only type of bird which can fly backwards. They can also hover in mid-air and can even fly upside down. Although the 'elbow' and 'wrist' joints are fused so the wings do not bend in the middle, hummingbirds have 180 More

Booted Racket-tail - Hummingbirds in Machu Picchu Eco-travel in Machu Picchu (Photos © Jorge Mazzotti) All the pictures were taken in the gardens of Inkaterra Machu Picchu - July 2006 The New 7 Wonder of the World Booted Racket-tail Booted Racket-tail (male) (Ocreatus underwoodii) Booted Racket-tail Booted Racket-tail (male) (Ocreatus underwoodii) Booted Racket-tail Booted Racket-tail (male) (Ocreatus underwoodii) More

The Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii) is a fairly common and widespread South American species occurring from Columbia into Peru. The male at right was photographed in July 2003 in the Tandayapa Valley of Ecuador. It is a digital shot taken with a Canon EOS 10D and an EF 70-200 mm F/2.8 L IS lens with a 2X extender and flash. The female immediately below was photographed at the same location as she looked up to watch a male overhead. See below for more images. More

The tiny female Booted Racket-tail doesn't have the long tail that gives it part of its name, but it's thighs are decorated with the "boots" of a puffleg. More

Booted Racket-tails are incredible little birds, not shy at all, but always fast-moving. This male perched briefly on a natural twig before coming to the feeders. The distant background provides a natural blur, and fill flash through a Flash Extender brings out the iridescent gorget (throat feathers). The white puffs on its legs contribute to its distinctive look. More

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Original source: Andy Jones
Author: Andy Jones
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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Ocreatus
Species : underwoodii
Authority : (Lesson, 1832)