French: Inca brun German: Brauner Andenkolibri Spanish: Inca pardo
DeLattre and Bourcier
Juntas near Buenaventura, Colombia
Pacific slope of Andes of W & SW Colombia (S from Chocó) to W Ecuador (Loja).
c. 11–13 cm; male c. 6·9–7 g, female c. 6·5 g. Male has long, straight, black bill; upperparts reddish-bronze, similar to C. coeligena,... read more
Possible song is a repeated phrase comprising three notes, “tsip-tzreeew-tzrew”. Calls include a... read more
Humid montane cloudforest at elevations of 700–1900 m, occasionally up to 2400 m.
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering epiphytic ericads such as Psammisia, Satyria, Macleania and Cavendishia,... read more
Jan–Jun. Cup-shaped nest of moss and soft seed fibre is built in fork of young tree, 2–3 m above ground. Clutch size 2;... read more
Seasonal short-distance movements probably following flowering of plants; no further data available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon to locally common. Natural habitat under threat of deforestation; no... read more
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