French: Colibri demi-deuil German: Schwarzkolibri Spanish: Colibrí negro
E Brazil (mainly from Bahia S to Rio Grande do Sul) to SE Paraguay, NE Argentina and Uruguay.
12–13 cm; male 9 g, female 7 g. Sexes alike, but female averages smaller (mean wing 79 mm, tail 41 mm, versus 85 mm and 48 mm, respectively in male); juvenile plumage... read more
Song a series of high-pitched hissing notes above 10 kHz, “szee..szee....szee..szee..szee....szee... read more
Frequently found in woodlands, gardens and mixed plantations with tall trees, from sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
Searches for nectar at native and introduced shrubs and trees, including Mabea, Hibiscus, Eugenia, ... read more
Jul–May. Nest is cup-shaped, of fine plant fibre and cobweb attached to mid-rib of strong large horizontal leaf in shrub or tree (e.g... read more
Migratory. Appears in Rolândia, Paraná, SE Brazil Mar/Apr and leaves Sept; disappears... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common resident throughout Brazilian range, and knowledge of winter range in Rio Grande do Sul much improved in recent years, where it is... read more
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