French: Érione à ventre cuivré German: Kupferbauch-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito cobrizo
NW Venezuela (Andes of Mérida) and E Andes of Colombia (S to Cundinamarca).
9–10 cm; 4·4–5·6 g. Bill straight, black. Male shining green above, becoming bluish green on uppertail-coverts; underparts glittering green,... read more
Only known vocalization is a single metallic note “tseek”, repeated at irregular intervals, and... read more
Prefers open vegetation such as montane forest borders, low shrubby slopes and open pá... read more
Food and feeding
Pugnacious and territorial around small flowering trees and shrubs. Food plants with short corollas, such as Palicourea, ... read more
Sept–Jan. The large nest is often situated in dense vegetation. Clutch two white eggs; incubation by female. First breeding in second... read more
Sedentary with altitudinal dispersal.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatend. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA and Colombian East Andes EBA.... read more
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