French: Colibri de Delalande German: Grünhaubenelfe Spanish: Colibrí copetón norteño
Other common names:
Plovercrest (when lumped with S. loddigesii)
E Brazil from SE Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo to NE São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
8·5–9 cm; male 3–3·4 g, female 2·2 g. Male has bill straight, black; head with long iridescent green crest, occasionally crest bluish green,... read more
Song given by males a long series of a repeated modulated note, “tsi-ling...tsi-ling...tsi-... read more
Understorey of forest, scrub vegetation and along watercourses from sea-level to c. 1500 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at native and introduced flowers (Vochysia, Salvia, Dombeya, Calliandra, Inga... read more
Oct–Mar in Brazil. Males generally gather at leks during the reproductive period, but lone singing males are occasionally recorded.... read more
Largely sedentary and, perhaps surprisingly, there is no evidence that those at highest elevations... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Patchily distributed and only locally common. Population size and trend have yet to be determined. Readily takes to man-made habitats such... read more
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