Bronzy Inca, photo taken at San Isidro Lodge (east slope), Ecuador.
The bronzy inca is a large hummingbird, measuring 5 in (13 cm) in length. The main colour of the plumage is iridescent purple. The upperparts vary from a rich violet to a sparkling red, while the underparts are suffused with a greyish tinge. Each individual feather is banded with lighter and darker colours. The tail coverts have a golden-greenish lustre. The throat and breast are soft grey. The tail is broad and is suffused with the same purple tinge as the back.