French: Colibri à tête bleue German: Blaukopfkolibri Spanish: Colibrí bicolor
J. F. Gmelin, 1788,
Guadeloupe; error = Dominica.
Dominica and Martinique, in C Lesser Antilles.
9–11 cm; male 4·7 g, female 4·5 g. Male has straight black bill, pinkish red on basal portion of lower mandible; head metallic violet-blue, back shining... read more
Calls include shrill, metallic notes, rapidly descending in pitch, and a metallic “click-click-... read more
Virgin forest, forest edges and along secondary growth of rivers in the mountains. Rare at sea-... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering plants from ground to tree tops, such as Pachystachys, Asclepias, Begonia, Costus... read more
Mar–May. Cup-shaped nest of fine plant fibres like fluff from silk-cotton tree or brown soft parts from outer cover of tree ferns,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Lesser Antilles EBA. Patchy distribution on both islands. Densities in rainforest... read more
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