French: Colibri à plastron noir German: Schwarzbrust-Andenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí pechinegro
no locality = Maraynioc, Junín, Peru
C Peru in Junín and Huancavelica and locally into adjacent mountains of Ancash, Lima, Pasco and Ayacucho.
13–14 cm; c. 8·4 g. Bill slightly decurved, black. Male darker and more bronzed above than O. estella; gorget shining emerald-green, rest of underparts... read more
Poorly known. A fast squeaky twittering with rising and falling sequences during chases.
Puna slopes, usually with a high density of Chuquiragua spinosa bushes and low... read more
Food and feeding
In Junín feeds most of the year mainly from the flowers of Chuquiragua spinosa shrubs, but in the puna of... read more
Feb–Mar. Nests in sheltered places on rocks and under edge of farmhouse roofs. Large cup-shaped nest glued to the substrate. Clutch... read more
Although the species stays all year on the Junín Altiplano, it has been suggested that it... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Junín Puna EBA. Generally fairly common, and abundant in hills around L Junín, inside... read more
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