French: Ariane de Félicie German: Kupferbürzelamazilie Spanish: Amazilia de Tobago
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. monticola
(Todd, 1913) – NW Venezuela (mountains in C Falcón, Lara and Yaracuy).
A. t. feliciae
(Lesson, 1840) – N & C Venezuela (Carabobo to Anzoátegui, S to Táchira, W Apure and Guárico).
A. t. caudata
J. T. Zimmer & Phelps, Sr, 1949 – NE Venezuela (mountains in Sucre and Monagas).
A. t. aliciae
Richmond, 1895 – I Margarita, off N Venezuela.
A. t. erythronotos
(Lesson, 1829) – Trinidad.
A. t. tobaci
(J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – Tobago.
A. t. caurensis
(Berlepsch & E. J. O. Hartert, 1902) – E & SE Venezuela (Bolívar, N Amazonas).
9–11 cm; male 4·6–4·7 g, female 3·5–4·2 g, unsexed 3·5–4·5 g. Male has straight, medium-sized, blackish bill... read more
Song a repeated phrase of three buzzy or squeaky, well-spaced notes “tee-dee-dew” or “tee-dzee-djit... read more
Inhabits nearly all types of forest, including gallery forest, cloudforest and rainforest, and also... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds mainly on nectar of a great variety of plants; more than 40 species of trees, particularly Erythrina and Calliandra... read more
Poorly known in mainland races. On Trinidad, breeding recorded from all months except Sept–Oct, with main season Jan–Mar. On... read more
Insular races generally sedentary, though claimed record from Grenada could refer to a vagrant;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common to very common on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, where frequently found even in urban areas. Race feliciae... read more
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