French: Émeraude cuivrée German: Bronzeschwanz-Smaragdkolibri Spanish: Esmeralda bronceada
Salvin and Godman
Manaure, San Sebastián and San José, Santa Marta, Colombia
N Colombia (lower Magdalena Valley and Santa Marta region) and Sierra de Perijá (N Colombia–NW Venezuela border).
Male 8–8·5 cm, female 7–7·5 cm; 3·2–3·6 g. A very distinctive species, readily distinguished from its congeners by rich coppery... read more
Poorly known. When feeding, a repeated short “tsik” or trk”.
Scrub, forest edge and cultivated areas such as plantations and farms; from sea-level to 2600 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of Leguminosaceae, Rubiaceae, Heliconiaceae and Gesneriaceae. Trap-liner. Insects are caught in the air by hawking,... read more
May–Jun. Cup-shaped nest is placed around 0·8 m above ground, fixed on a sloping branch; lining is of downy plant material.... read more
Sedentary, with seasonal local altitudinal dispersal, especially after reproduction.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA and Colombian East Andes EBA. A species with patchy distribution, generally... read more
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