French: Colibri trompeur German: Zimtbrustkolibri Spanish: Colibrí ante
Coastal area of NE Colombia (Cesar, Guajira) and Venezuela and adjacent offshore islands.
8·5–9 cm. Male has straight bill, upper mandible black, lower fleshy tipped black; upperparts faded dull green, postocular spot white; underparts pale cinnamon-... read more
Song a repeated short phrase of 2–4 notes. In its simplest form, this phrase comprises just two,... read more
Xeric areas, arid thorny scrub and mangroves, from sea-level up to 550 m. Forages at low to medium... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering Agave, Hibiscus, Lemairocereus, Melocactus and Opuntia. Has been... read more
Nests have been found in May and Nov, suggesting breeding period in the rainy season (May–Nov/Dec); one fledgling fed by female in... read more
Some seasonal dispersal; during dry season (Dec–Apr) is more abundant in thorn forest and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Caribbean Colombia and Venezuela EBA. Common, and most abundant hummingbird species within its rather... read more
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