French: Colibri de Bourcier German: Rosenkehlsylphe Spanish: Colibrí colibronce
no locality = Cajabamba, Peru
C & S Peru: W slope of Andes (Cajamarca to W Arequipa), and from side valleys of R Marañón S to Huánuco and Huancavelica.
11–13 cm; 5·1–5·6 g. Male has medium-sized, slightly decurved bill, black; above bronzy green, postocular spot white; iridescent rosy-purple gorget... read more
Call is a dry, gravelly, single or double trill “djrt” or “dj-djrt”. Also a high-pitched, rising/... read more
Semi-arid mountain slopes with dense shrubs, cacti and Agave stands, edges of montane... read more
Food and feeding
Little information; takes nectar of flowering Agave, Phrygilanthus and cacti; subordinate to other hummingbirds.
Possibly Nov–Dec. No further information available.
Wide altitudinal range suggests some seasonal dispersal to lower or higher zones.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. Species appears to be locally common, but not well known; research required into biology and ecology.
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