French: Brillant fer-de-lance German: Grünstirn-Brillantkolibri Spanish: Brillante coroniverde
Other common names:
Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
H. j. henryi
Lawrence, 1866 – mountains in Costa Rica and W Panama (E to W Coclé).
H. j. jacula
Gould, 1850 – E Panama to N & C Colombia (locally in all three ranges).
H. j. jamersoni
(Bourcier, 1851) – SW Colombia S to W Ecuador (S to El Oro).
Male 12–13 cm, 7–9·5 g; female 10·5–12 cm, 6–8 g; race henryi, male 9·4 g, female 8·2 g. Male has forehead, crown... read more
A repeated squeaky “kyew” or “tyew”, sometimes given singly. Also a repeated rhythmic “kyee-tew-tew... read more
Wet subtropical and cloudforest, forest edge, adjacent semi-open and old second growth in mountains... read more
Food and feeding
Regularly takes nectar from pipe-shaped bracts of candelabra-like inflorescences of Marcgravia; also feeds at other epiphytes (... read more
Season Jul or Aug–Jan (Costa Rica); May–Sept (N & EC Colombia). Nest undescribed.
In Costa Rica, most of population moves to lower elevations (locally down to 100 m) outside... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common, at least locally, in Costa Rica and Panama (henryi), with various protected areas in range, e.g. Tapant... read more
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