French: Ariane aimable German: Blaubrustamazilie Spanish: Amazilia amable
Trochilus (——?) amabilis
NE Nicaragua S (on Caribbean slope) to NC Colombia and S to Ecuador W of Andes (S to El Oro); possibly SE Honduras. Precise limits of range at N & S extremes, and perhaps elsewhere, uncertain.
7–11 cm; male 4–4·8 g, female 3·8–4 g. Male has straight, mid-length, blackish bill, mandible basally reddish; crown and malar area glittering... read more
Song quite variable, typically a long series of strident squeaky notes, e.g. “tsip-tsew-tsew-tseek-... read more
Inhabits forests edges, open woodland, thickets, second growth, clearings, riparian vegetation,... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar, usually in lower strata at herbs such as Heliconia and shrubs; occasionally higher up in middle strata. In... read more
In Costa Rica, nesting starts with dry season from Dec to May; similar season assumed for Panama and Colombia (birds in breeding condition... read more
Short-distance migrant; movements partially correlated with flowering period. Seasonal movements... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Relatively common, at least locally, in most parts of range. One of the commonest trochilids in the Canal Zone of Panama.... read more
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