French: Colibri de Delphine German: Brauner Veilchenohrkolibri Spanish: Colibrí pardo
no locality = Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia
Mountains from Guatemala and Belize S to Colombia, thence S to W Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia, and E to Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana and NC Brazil (Roraima); E Brazil (Serra do Sincorá, in Bahia).
11–12 cm; male 5·5–8 g, female 6·1 g (Panama, Trinidad, Costa Rica), two unsexed 5·5 g (Venezuela). Sexes similar in coloration but male... read more
Song typically comprises 4–7 loud, bisyllabic “chit” or “jit” notes (also rendered “p’tip”) lasting... read more
Canopy and edges of humid forest, tall second growth, semi-open habitats like coffee plantations... read more
Food and feeding
Visits a variety of flowers, usually those with short corollas (or nectariferous bracts) including those of trees (Inga, ... read more
Late wet and early dry seasons: Nov–May in Costa Rica; Dec–Jan in E Venezuela (although leks maintained until Apr, in both... read more
In most areas breeds mainly above 500–900 m, descending to lower elevations outside breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Scarce, or at least infrequently recorded, over most of broad range, especially in N Central America (where, for instance,... read more
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