French: Érione d’Aurélie German: Kupferglanz-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito verdoso norteño
Bourcier and Mulsant
Subspecies and Distribution
H. a. floccus
(Nelson, 1912) – mountains in E Panama and immediately adjacent NW Colombia (Cerro Malí, Cerro Tacarcuna).
H. a. galindoi
Wetmore, 1967 – Cerro Pirre, in E Panama.
H. a. caucensis
(Simon, 1911) – W & C Andes of Colombia.
H. a. aureliae
(Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) – E Andes, and probably also E slope of C Andes, in Colombia.
H. a. russata
(Gould, 1871) – E slope of Andes of Ecuador (S at least to W Pastaza).
H. a. cutucuensis
Schuchmann et al., 2000 – E slope in S Ecuador (Cutucú Range and Cordillera del Cóndor).
9–11·6 cm; 4–6·5 g. Bill straight, blackish (c. 1·8–2 cm). Male green above with a coppery hue, especially on head and neck; underparts... read more
Males gather in loose groups to sing, endlessly repeating a double-noted “tur seet” or “tskut”,... read more
The species inhabits the understorey of humid and wet montane and pre-montane forest and forest... read more
Food and feeding
Territorial and pugnacious. Feeding territories are established around flowers with short corollas. The species is usually found in the... read more
Dec–Mar, but nesting has also been recorded May–Aug, and in Sept. The cup-shaped nest consists mainly of moss held together... read more
Records from Colombia suggest some seasonal altitudinal movements to lower temperate zone.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Under revised taxonomy, wherein present species and H. assimilis are treated separately, range of H. aureliae... read more
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