French: Ariane ulysse German: Blauscheitelamazilie Spanish: Amazilia cabeciazul
Other common names:
DeLattre and Bourcier
W Colombia (Valle) S in inter-Andean valleys to N Ecuador (N Pichincha).
9–11 cm; male 6·2–6·8 g, female 4·6–5·6 g. Bill of male mostly coral-red with black tip; maxilla of female black tinged red... read more
Song a repeated short warbled phrase that starts with a squeaky “tee” note, “tee…teetlitlitsee-chup... read more
Occurs in dry scrub and woodland edges in dry, rainshadow valleys of Pacific slope, also in... read more
Food and feeding
Visits flowers of a variety of shrubs and trees, sometimes many gather in crowns of flowering trees where notably aggressive, sometimes... read more
Birds in breeding condition recorded Nov–Apr; nest undescribed. No further information.
Marked seasonal movements reported, and the species is erratic in most areas, but details lacking.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Seems able to use more or less extensively altered, open or cultivated areas, though in Colombia, probably no longer occurs regularly in... read more
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