Hummingbirds in Machu Picchu Photo Gallery

Hummingbirds in Machu Picchu

Our gratitude to the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel that allowed to obtain these photos.

All the pictures were taken in the gardens of Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel


  • Booted Racket-tail - (Ocreatus underwoodii)

  • Chestnut-breasted Coronet - (Boissonneaua mattewsii)

  • Gould's Inca - (Coeligena inca)

  • Green-and-white Hummingbird - (Leucippus viridicauda) (ENDEMIC TO PERU)

  • Green Violetear - (Colibri thalassinus)

  • Sparkling Violetear - (Colibri coruscans)

  • Long-tailed Sylph - (Aglaiocercus kingi)

  • Sparkling Violetear - Hummingbirds in Machu Picchu

  • White-bellied Woodstar - (Chaetocercus mulsant)

  • Speckled Hummingbird - (Adelomyia melanogenys)


Inkaterra’s grounds are what make a stay here unlike any other hotel in the world. Located in one of the world’s few Live Zones, Inkaterra seethes with wildlife. It’s a birder’s paradise with 162 bird species, including 18 species of humming birds. As Victor Enmauel noted: “This is one of the few hotels in the world, actually the only one, in which from your window you can see the cook-of-the-rock, the highland motmot and the golden headed quetzal.” There are also 108 butterfly pecies and, the hotel’s pride and joy, 372 native orchid species. All this, right on the doorstep of your room; hummingbirds flit between orchids lining the paths that link the rooms to the reception, lobby and restaurant. I’ve never experienced anything like it, and expect I never shall again, much as I’d love to.

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Hummingbirds in Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel