French: Coquette magnifique German: Prachtelfe Spanish: Coqueta magnífica
E & S Brazil from Espírito Santo S to Rio Grande do Sul, and W to S Mato Grosso, Tocantins and Goiás; irregularly N to Alagoas, where status uncertain.
7·1–7·7 cm; mean 2·66 ± 0·29 g, records of 1·2 and 1·8 g presumably referring to juveniles. Male has short straight... read more
Mostly silent. A short “tsip” when feeding. When hovering, wings make a low bee-like humming sound. read more
Edges of humid forest, second growth, coffee plantations, and cerrado up to 1000 m.
Food and feeding
Feeds on arthropods and nectar of small flowering plants like Cirus, Delphinium, Duranta arborensis, introduced... read more
Aug–Mar. Cup-shaped nest with vertical walls built out of fine plant down and moss, decorated with green and whitish lichens on the... read more
Some seasonal dispersal, possibly following flowering and reproductive season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common, but comparatively few published records from Minas Gerais and only recently recorded in Tocantins for the first time. Readily... read more
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