French: Colibri aux huppes d’or German: Goldhauben-Schmuckkolibri Spanish: Colibrí cornudito
Extreme S Suriname through CN, E & C Brazil (Amapá; S Maranhão to Alagoas and Bahia S to São Paulo and W to W Mato Grosso, irregularly to Rondônia) to E Bolivia (Santa Cruz). Reported also from Acre (extreme W Brazil) and S Amazonas (WC Brazil)#R.
9·5–11 cm; 1·8–2·8 g. Male has short, straight, black bill; centre of crown shining dark blue, lateral crown tufts glittering red, blue and... read more
A complex twittering comprising squeaky, burry and buzzy notes during chases. Calls include a... read more
Forest along rivers, woodland, cerrado, open grassland and gardens to 1000 m, most... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering bushes and trees like Stachytarpheta, Lantana, Citrus, Malvaviscus, Palicourea... read more
Mainly Jun–Oct, but nest with recently fledged young recorded in Mato Grosso in early Jun. Near Brasília, nests have been... read more
Migratory in parts of C & E Brazil (Distríto Federal, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Espí... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common. Readily accepts man-made open habitats such as gardens and cultivated areas. Has recently spread to Espírito Santo (... read more
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