The bronzy inca hummingbird (Coeligena coeligena) has entirely bronzy brownish plumage with an iridescent purple sheen. The throat, sides of the neck, breast, and upper belly are whitish heavily speckled with brown. 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. Found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, They are most common along the edges of subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and in cultivated area (such as coffee plantations) - from 1,500 to 2,600 meters.