French: Coquette à queue fine German: Grüne Fadenelfe Spanish: Rabudito verde
Bourcier and Mulsant, 1846,
Mountains of Costa Rica and Panama S through W Colombia to SW Ecuador.
Male c. 10 cm (including long tail), female c. 6·6–7·5 cm; c. 3 g. Male has short, straight bill, black; crown glittering green, rest of upperparts green... read more
Mostly silent. A short, high “tsip” or “seep” when feeding, and soft squeaky chipping during... read more
Humid forest, forest edge and at flowering trees in clearings up to 1000 m, occasionally 1400 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering Clusia, Inga, Mimosa, Pithecellobium and Warscewiczia. Gleans... read more
Probably Nov–Apr (Costa Rica). No further information available.
Sedentary, some seasonal altitudinal dispersal likely.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Uncommon throughout most of range. In common with congeners, restricted to forest habitats which remain under threat of... read more
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