Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Endangered

Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens)


Taxonomy

French: Colibri ardent German: Feuerkehlelfe Spanish: Colibrí ardiente
Taxonomy:

Selasphorus ardens

Salvin

, 1870,

Calovévora and Castillo, Panama

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Probably closest to S. scintilla. Formerly considered closely related to S. flammula simoni. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Mountains of WC Panama (Ngöbe-Buglé and Veraguas).

Descriptive notes

7 cm. Adult has short, straight, black bill. Male bronzy green above, rectrices black with rufous edgings and little emargination, outer primary attenuated; gorget pinkish... read more

Voice

No information.

Habitat

Clearings and forest borders at elevations of 750–1800 m.

Food and feeding

No information; presumably habits similar to those of S. scintilla.

Breeding

No information.

Movements

No information.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Very poorly known, with no information on basic biology. Found in a handful of... read more

Recommended citation

Stiles, F.G. & Sharpe, C.J. (2018). Glow-throated Hummingbird (Selasphorus ardens). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55672 on 15 December 2018).