French: Colibri à tête cuivrée German: Bronzekopf-Elvirakolibri Spanish: Esmeralda capirotada
Barranca, Costa Rica
Highlands of N & C Costa Rica: Caribbean slope, reaching Pacific slope in upper parts of N Cordillera de Guanacaste and N Cordillera de Tilarán. Recently recorded in Nicaragua#R.
7·5 cm; male 3·4 g, female 3·1 g. Distinctly decurved bill black except for pinkish base to mandible. Male has crown, uppertail-coverts and central... read more
Song a long series of single liquid chips and short trills “tslip...tslip...ts-tsrrr...tslip...ts-... read more
Cool, wet highland forests, forest edge, pastures with many remnant forest trees, shade coffee... read more
Food and feeding
Takes nectar from flowers of various trees (Quararibea, Pithecellobium, Guarea, Clusia), epiphytes (... read more
In wet and early dry seasons, Oct–Mar. During breeding season males form leks of 3–6. Nest a neat cup of treefern scales, plant... read more
Makes pronounced altitudinal movements, bulk of population descending to 300–600 m,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Common over most of range, which includes large protected areas... read more
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