French: Campyloptère à ventre gris German: Graubrust-Degenflügel Spanish: Colibrí pechigrís
Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. aequatorialis
Gould, 1861 – E Colombia, E Ecuador, E Peru and N Bolivia to NW Brazil (E, S of Amazon, to R Madeira).
C. l. largipennis
(Boddaert, 1783) – E Venezuela, the Guianas and NW Brazil (W to R Negro).
C. l. obscurus
Gould, 1848 – E Amazonian Brazil S of Amazon (from R Madeira E to E Pará and W Maranhão).
C. l. diamantinensis
Ruschi, 1963 – Serra Espinhaço, in Minas Gerais, SE Brazil.
12·4–14·9 cm; male 9–10 g, female c. 7–8 g. Male has slightly decurved bill, upper mandible black, lower fleshy with black tip; upperparts... read more
Commonest calls a repeated short “chik” or “trzik” (the latter bisyllabic), occasionally a faster... read more
Humid forest, second growth, clearings, plantations and thickets at 100–800 m; race ... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering ericads, Heliconia and other plants; in Nariño (S Colombia), feeds on bushes of... read more
Birds in breeding condition in Jun (Colombia); nests in Apr (Brazil) and late Nov (Ecuador). Cup-shaped nest is built out of moss, lined... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Uncommon to locally common. Accepts man-made habitats and other disturbed areas like plantations and clearings. Regularly recorded at... read more
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