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Many hummingbirds are known for their bright, unusual colors, but the brown inca (Coeligena wilsoni) proves that even plain brown plumage can be attractive. These stocky hummingbirds are found in Columbia and Ecuador, and their field markings include a white patch on the shoulder and an iridescent purple throat that is visible in the best light.

Many hummingbirds are known for their bright, unusual colors, but the brown inca (Coeligena wilsoni) proves that even plain brown plumage can be attractive. These stocky hummingbirds are found in Columbia and Ecuador, and their field markings include a white patch on the shoulder and an iridescent purple throat that is visible in the best light.

Hummingbirds used to land on the porch right beside my papaw. One summer, they even started perching on his arms and hat bill!

Hummingbirds used to land on the porch right beside my papaw. One summer, they even started perching on his arms and hat bill!

Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Orthorhyncus cristatus: widely distributed in the Lesser An-tilles (a group of small islands in the Caribbean)

Antillean Crested Hummingbird, Orthorhyncus cristatus: widely distributed in the Lesser An-tilles (a group of small islands in the Caribbean)

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