French: Porte-lance de Jeanne German: Blaustirn-Lanzettschnabel Spanish: Colibrí picolanza menor
Two subspecies recognized.
9·6–11 cm; one male 3·9 g, female 3·9–4·1 g (nominate), male 3–5 g, female 3·3–6 g (guianensis). Long (25... read more
Gives thin, dry, chittering notes while foraging, e.g. “chuert”, but song is apparently undescribed. read more
In E Andes, prefers wet forests of lower mountain slopes, foothills and adjacent lowlands,... read more
Food and feeding
Hovers to visit pendulous, tubular flowers of epiphytic Ericaceae (Satyria, Psammisia), Loranthaceae (Psittacanthus... read more
In SE Ecuador, nest deep in a partially open cave (1·5 m from base of 75 m shaft) with a single egg in mid Jul and nestbuilding (by... read more
No information available; presumably sedentary, but may show some seasonal altitudinal movements. read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Its preferred foothill elevations have been severely deforested over much of Colombian range. Uncommon to fairly common in... read more
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