French: Colibri rubis-émeraude German: Rubinkolibri Spanish: Colibrí colirrojo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
E Brazil from SE Bahia through S Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul.
10·8–11·3 cm; male 7–9·2g, female 5·9–7·1 g. Melanistic individuals frequently occur. Male has medium-sized black bill;... read more
Song is rendered “jig chrrrrrr....jig cherrrrrr...jig chrrrrrr”, while the most... read more
Forest interior, scrub, parks and banana plantations of the central Brazilian and Atlantic regions... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of native and introduced flowering shrubs, vines and trees, including Helicteris, Dombeya, Citrus, ... read more
Nov–Mar. Cup-shaped nest of soft plant material, externally decorated with grey-green lichen, built on horizontal branch 3–10 m... read more
Sedentary, locally with some seasonal altitudinal dispersal.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common throughout range, except in Bahia (where only recently recorded), and readily accepts man-made habitats like tree-filled gardens,... read more
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