French: Colibri comète German: Graubauchsylphe Spanish: Colibrí ventrigrís
NC Andes of Peru (S Cajamarca to W Huánuco).
14–17 cm (including bill 2·2 cm and tail up to 8·5 cm). Male has straight black bill; upperparts bronzy-green, postocular spot white; underparts pale grey... read more
Hardly vocal. Only known vocalization is a short high-pitched “tsit” (c. 9·5 kHz), repeated at... read more
Bushy semi-arid areas with scattered trees or thickets in canyons, partly cultivated hillsides, at... read more
Food and feeding
Has been recorded taking nectar of flowering cacti, Agave, Amaryllidaceae and Puya.
No information available.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously listed as Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in Marañón Valley EBA and Peruvian High Andes EBA. Generally rather... read more
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