French: Colibri vert-d’eau German: Grünkehlnymphe Spanish: Colibrí gorjiescamoso
Bourcier and Mulsant
Cobán, Vera Paz, Guatemala
Subspecies and Distribution
L. v. amadoni
J. S. Rowley, 1968 – Sierra Atravesada (SE Oaxaca), in S Mexico.
L. v. ovandensis
(Brodkorb, 1939) – highlands of SE Mexico (Chiapas) and NW Guatemala.
L. v. viridipallens
(Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) – highlands of E Guatemala, extreme N El Salvador and W Honduras.
L. v. nubivagus
Dickey & van Rossem, 1929 – El Salvador (Santa Ana Volcano).
11–12 cm; c. 5·4 g. Male has straight black bill; upperparts green, bronzy on rump, postocular stripe white, ear-coverts darkish, uppertail-coverts bluish black... read more
Presumed song a complex warble of squeaky notes and buzzy, gurgling trills, “tsee-tsee-glr-tsee-glr... read more
Edge and interior of humid evergreen and pine-oak forest, at 900–2700 m. Forages from low to... read more
Food and feeding
No specific food plants have been recorded. Presumably feeds on nectar of similar flowering plants as L. amethystinus, like... read more
Mar–Apr, Jun–Jul. No further data available.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Generally common, though parts of habitat are under threat of... read more
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