This is a beautiful little humming bird and this particular image is one of the female as the male has a long tail with two oval plumes at the end .
They are found in the Andean Cordillera of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
The upper part of the body is golden green and it has a white bar on the rump. Thje throat and breast of the male is a billiant emerald green and the female has a white chest. The legs are feathered and go right down to the foot with horny white short feathers. Thus the name booted.
It was a privelge to see this species but unfortunately we were not able to capture an image of the male. They move incredibly fast and seldom light any where .