French: Érione givrée German: Schuppenbauch-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito canoso
Pacific slope from SW Colombia (Nariño) to NW Ecuador (S to Pichincha).
9–10 cm; 5–8·8 g. Bill black and straight. Male bronze-green above, becoming somewhat coppery on crown and especially on rump; underparts dark grey, the... read more
Only known vocalization is a single strident “tzik” or doubled “tsi-tsik”, repeated at irregular... read more
Very wet pre-montane forest (cloudforest), forest borders in foothills and lower highlands,... read more
Food and feeding
Territorial; usually seen singly in dense understorey where feeds on nectar at small groups of flowers near ground and on bushes; rarely in... read more
Breeding recorded in Aug. Nest is built mainly of moss and other plant material held together with spider webs forming a more or less ball-... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Confined to a rather small range in SW... read more
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