French: Colibri lumachelle German: Goldmaskenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí lumaquela
Montane plateaux of NE Brazil between Morro do Chapéu, Andarái and Barra da Estiva (C Bahia). Two old specimens from Minas Gerais probably mislabelled#R.
8·9–10·1 cm; 4–4·8 g. Male has short, straight, black bill; crown and sides of throat velvet black, forehead and throat iridescent golden... read more
Song an incessantly repeated short phrase, starting with an overslurred squeaky nasal note,... read more
Occurs in plateau regions with cacti and scattered small xerophytic shrubs from 900 m to 2000 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering cacti, terrestrial bromeliads, Stachytarpheta crassifolia (Verbenaceae), Walteria cinerescens (... read more
Jan–May, but young in nest and fledged young dependent on female observed in Sept. The tiny cup-shaped nest of soft Compositae seeds... read more
Sedentary, but some small-scale or very local movements perhaps occur, given that A. lumachella... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species, endemic to campos rupestres in N Espinhaco Range and the state of... read more
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