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Photos taken at various sites as indicated within a few hour radius of Quetzaltenango in February of 2019:

Wren - Lake Atitlan

Possible emerald-chinned - Lake Atitlan

Possible Azure-crowned - Lake Atitlan

Possible Starthroat - Viejo Palmar (near Volcan Santa Maria)

Possible Blue-tailed - Refugio del Quetzal



Cabanis's Wren?.jpg

Emerald-chinned Hummingbird?.jpg

Long-billed Starthroat?.jpg

Blue-tailed Hummingbird?.jpg

Blue-tailed Humminbird?_2.jpg

Azure-crowned Hummingbird?.jpg

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I don't have much experience with Guatemala, but just to get things started

1. Suspect Cabanis's Wren

2. I don't think it's Emerald-chinned, that bill looks way too long

3. Long-billed Starthroat

4/5. Pass.  These might be Blue-tailed, but I'll leave that to others.

6. Azure-crowned Hummingbird

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I'm a little confused on the order of the photos, but as they are appearing to me:

1. Agree with Cabinisi´s Wren, common around Lake Atitlán, especially outside of the major towns 

2. Looks like an Azure-Crowned to me, that's one of the most common hummers around the lake 

3. Long-Billed Starthroat; I've seen it in El Viejo Palmar

4. and 5. Look pretty good for Blue-Tailed; did you see them from behind? You can't miss that bold blue tail, and it's diagnostic. Location is good (I assume you mean the refugio en San Rafael Pie de la Cuesta, San Marcos)

6. Another Azure- Crowned.

None of these hummers have a bill anywhere near short enough to be an Emerald-Chinned. They have extremely short bills.

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