French: Érione à pattes rousses German: Fahlschenkel-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito verdoso sureño
Apolo and Tilotilo, La Paz, Bolivia
Subspecies and Distribution
H. a. affinis
(Taczanowski, 1884) – E slope of Andes of N & C Peru (Amazonas S to Huánuco; also Cerros del Sira#R#R).
H. a. assimilis
(Elliot, 1876) – E slope from S Peru (Cuzco) to C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
9–10 cm; 5–6 g. Sexes alike. Bill blackish and straight. Entire plumage dark green, leg puffs in both sexes pale creamy buff to whitish; tail slightly forked,... read more
Presumed song a repeated single strident note “tsuk...tsuk...tsuk...” at a rate of c. 1·5–2 notes/... read more
Undergrowth of humid and wet pre-montane forest and forest borders from 1500 m to 3000 m altitude,... read more
Food and feeding
Territorial. Usually low at small groups of flowers; feeding territories are usually centred on a few flowering bushes. Insects are gleaned... read more
Clutch two white eggs; incubation by female. No information on nest construction or breeding season available, but probably as in H.... read more
Probably disperses seasonally to lower temperate zone.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Appears to be generally fairly common, though no precise data available. Race affinis known only from a few localities in Peru,... read more
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