French: Métallure à queue bronzée German: Bronzeglanzschwänzchen Spanish: Colibrí picoespina
Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia
Extreme W Venezuela (Páramo de Tamá, in S Táchira) and E Andes of Colombia (S to Cundinamarca).
13–14 cm; 5·9–6·3 g. Male has short, straight, black bill; upperparts and underparts bottle-green; rump and uppertail-coverts coppery red; throat... read more
Poorly known. Calls include a dull short “tzk” repeated at intervals.
Semi-arid to humid páramo, mainly steep rocky slopes with ferns, bromeliads, shrubs... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar from flowers of Bartisia santolinaefolia, Rubus gachetensis, Brachyotum, Castilleja... read more
Season probably Sept–Jan, but possibly also at other times. Female in breeding condition with two juveniles recorded late Jul in NE... read more
No information, but presumably sedentary; possibly makes seasonal altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian East Andes EBA. Generally uncommon. The introduction of unsustainable land-use practices,... read more
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