French: Ariane à queue cuivrée German: Kupferschwanzamazilie Spanish: Amazilia colicobriza
Salvin and Godman
Mount Roraima, Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. cupreicauda
Salvin & Godman, 1884 –
highlands and tepuis of SE Venezuela, W Guyana and extreme N Brazil (Roraima and N Pará)#R.
A. c. duidae
(Chapman, 1929) – S Venezuela (Cerro Duida, in Amazonas).
A. c. laireti
(Phelps, Jr & Aveledo, 1988) – tepuis of extreme S Venezuela; possibly N Brazil.
A. c. pacaraimae
(Weller, 2000) – SE Venezuela (Cerro Urutaní, in S Bolívar).
9–10 cm; male 3·9 g, female 3·5 g. Male has straight, medium-sized bill, maxilla blackish, mandible fleshy red with dark tip; crown golden-green, nape,... read more
Song a repeated rhythmic phrase of c. 4 buzzy or squeaky notes, “tee-djew-tee-djew”, the second and... read more
Mainly found along forest edges, in clearings and scrub. Ranges from foothills to highlands,... read more
Food and feeding
Poorly known; diet includes nectar as well as small insects and spiders. Race laireti recorded feeding on epiphytes.
Season not well known, but at least Jan–May. One nest, found in Feb in Kanuku Mts, contained two nestlings; it was situated in a... read more
Chiefly sedentary; seasonal altitudinal movements may occur.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Fairly common to uncommon, but different populations isolated. Distribution of race cupreicauda apparently... read more
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