French: Colibri tout-vert German: Grünschwanz-Glanzkehlchen Spanish: Colibrí de Teresa
Da Silva Maia, 1843,
Formerly separated in monotypic genus Smaragdites. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
P. t. theresiae
(Da Silva Maia, 1843) – the Guianas and NC Brazil (from lower R Negro and R Madeira E to Pará and Amapá).
P. t. leucorrhous
P. L. Sclater & Salvin, 1867 – E Colombia and S Venezuela (SW Bolívar, W Amazonas) to NW Brazil (upper R Negro), E Peru and N Bolivia#R.
8·9–9·9 cm (including bill 2·5 cm); 3·0–3·9 g. Male has long bill, slightly decurved, upper mandible black, lower flesh-... read more
Song is a repeated, long whinnying series of 20–25 notes, first rising then slightly falling, and... read more
Forest edge and sandy savanna with scattered stands of bushes and small trees from 100 to 300 m... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering Melostomataceae. Arthropods are gleaned from leaves or caught in the air by hawking. Male occasionally occupies feeding... read more
Mar–Apr and Aug–Oct (the Guianas), Oct–Nov (Venezuela), Nov–Mar (Brazil). Small cup-shaped nest of fine, buff-... read more
Sedentary, but some wandering is known in Surinam, where species may occur at coastal mangrove... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. A common and locally very abundant savanna bird at table mountain borders in La Gran Sabana, S Venezuela, and similar... read more
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