French: Colibri paméla German: Schwarzbauch-Andenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí negrito
Yungas of Bolivia
Cordillera Real (C La Paz and W Cochabamba), in Bolivia.
13 cm; 7–8·5 g. Bill short, straight, black. Generally black with contrasting white pectoral tuft. Male has shining bluish-malachite rump (sometimes spreading... read more
Presumed song a repeated, high-pitched, slightly buzzy drawn-out “tzeeee”. Calls include a repeated... read more
Most common in treeline shrubbery in the transition zone between humid slopes and montane basins,... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at Bernedesia and Berberis bushes, Puya and Centropogon. Always feeds clinging to... read more
Probably Sept–Mar, but no nests recorded. Evidently first breeds in second year.
Some records at low elevations suggest that there is some local altitudinal migration.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Bolivian and Peruvian Upper Yungas EBA. Common in Yungas of La Paz and Cochabamba; also elsewhere,... read more
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