French: Coquette chalybée German: Schmetterlingselfe Spanish: Coqueta verde sureña
SE Brazil (Espírito Santo and SE Minas Gerais S to Santa Catarina).
7·6–8·5 cm; c. 3 g (records of 2·2–2·4 g presumably refer to juveniles). Male has short, straight black bill; cheeks blackish,... read more
Mostly silent. A short “tsip” or “chip” when feeding. When hovering, wings make a low bee-like... read more
Humid forest (including tall riparian growth), second growth and cerrado, from sea-level... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering Acanthaceae, Bromeliaceae, Compositae, Malvaceae, Myrtaceae, Rubiaceae, Verbenaceae and Vochysiaceae. In Santa... read more
Aug–Nov, though season stated to be Oct–Feb in SE Brazil. Nest cup-shaped, constructed of fine soft plant down, saddled at the... read more
Sedentary, with some seasonal short-distance dispersal most likely. Total of eight records from NE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Currently considered Near Threatened. CITES II. No information on abundance available, but is unquestionably very uncommon in Santa Catarina (Brazil... read more
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