French: Métallure de Thérèse German: Kupferglanzschwänzchen Spanish: Metalura de Teresa
Tayabamba, Department of Pataz, Peru
Subspecies and Distribution
M. t. parkeri
G. R. Graves, 1981 – Cordillera de Colán (WC Amazonas), in N Peru.
M. t. theresiae
Simon, 1902 – E slope of Andes E of R Marañón and S to Cordillera Carpish N of R Huallaga (Huánuco), in N & C Peru.
11 cm; 4·8–5·0 g. Male has medium-sized, straight, black bill; upperparts and underparts olive-bronze with strong coppery-red reflections, especially on... read more
Chase call a descending series of 3–6 squeaky notes, followed by a repeated, buzzy, jumbled phrase... read more
Occurs in open glades with Melastomataceae and Ericaceae shrubs in humid dwarf and elfin... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly feeds in hover-flight from Melastomataceae flowers (Brachyotum, Macleania). Male establishes feeding territories. read more
Specimens with enlarged gonads found in Aug and Sept. Clutch two white eggs; incubation by female. First breeding in second year.
No information; presumably sedentary but seasonal altitudinal movements might occur.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Locally common. The species is under pressure from habitat... read more
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