French: Bec-en-faucille de La Condamine German: Rotschwanz-Sichelschnabel Spanish: Picohoz colicanela
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. condamini
(Bourcier, 1851) – E Andes from S Colombia (Caquetá) S to N Peru.
E. c. gracilis
Berlepsch & Stolzmann, 1902 – E slope of Andes of Peru (S from Huánuco) and NW Bolivia.
13–15 cm; male 10–12·5 g, female 8–10 g. A large hermit hummingbird, similar to E. aquila but with buffish outer tail feathers with white... read more
Song is a short phrase of usually three notes 'swe-si-seé' repeated many times,... read more
Similar to E. aquila, but, particularly where common, from SE Colombia to N Peru, more... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar (recorded at flowers of Heliconia and Centropogon) and small arthropods. Feeding by trap-lining confirmed,... read more
Season previously undetermined, but data on gonadal activity indicate Sept–Nov in Peru, and nest with recently hatched young found in... read more
No reliable information available, presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common along ravines and rivers with semi-open secondary growth and Heliconia stands. Very abundant in disturbed Andean... read more
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