French: Colibri de Geoffroy German: Östlicher Bunthalskolibri Spanish: Colibrí picocuña oriental
Other common names:
Wedge-billed Hummingbird (when lumped with S. albogularis)
Cauca Valley, near Cartagena, Colombia; error = La Roble, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. g. geoffroyi
(Bourcier, 1843) – Sierra de Perijá, N Venezuela (Coastal Range) and Andes S through E Colombia and E Ecuador to SE Peru (Cuzco).
S. g. chapmani
Berlioz, 1941 – E slope from S Peru (S Cuzco) to C Bolivia (Cochabamba).
8·6–9·3 cm; 3·5–4·1 g. Male has short straight bill, broad at base, sharply pointed, black; above bronzy-green becoming coppery on... read more
Song an insect-like series of regularly spaced simple “tsit” or sibilant “sink... read more
Occurs in dense cloudforests and forest borders between 900–2300 m, locally to 2500 m in E... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering shrubs, vines and small trees, e.g. Centropogon, Fuschia, Psammisia, Cavendishia,... read more
Season Aug–Nov, or Feb in NC Venezuela. Cup-shaped nest of soft woolly seed fibre of bromelidas, cacti and grass, and is fixed with... read more
Sedentary with at least some altitudinal dispersion after the breeding season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Uncommon to locally common in dense cloudforest. Occurs in Henri Pittier National Park (NC Venezuela), but is generally considered to be... read more
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