French: Colibri superbe German: Grünmaskenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí colaceleste
Race soaresi sometimes considered intermediate between the other two. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. s. scutatus
(Temminck, 1824) – high altitudes in mountainous parts of C & E Minas Gerais, in EC Brazil.
A. s. ilseae
Grantsau, 1967 – moderate altitudes in mountainous parts of C & E Minas Gerais (EC Brazil).
A. s. soaresi
Ruschi, 1963 – R Piracicaba basin in SC Minas Gerais (EC Brazil).
Male 8·1–9·9 cm, 3–4 g; female 8–9·7 cm, 2·7–3·8 g; males have on average, statistically longer wings, tarsi, tail... read more
Males usually sing from 2–3 preferred perches within their territories, whereas females do... read more
Montane regions with xerophytic vegetation (campos rupestres) and in ravines with dense... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering terrestrial bromeliads, cacti, Asteraceae, Convolvulaceae, Lamiaceae, Leguminosae, Loranthaceae (e.g., ... read more
Season probably year-round. Nesting females recorded in Jan, Feb, Apr, Jun (with recently hatched nestlings), Jul and Aug (austral summer... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Previously considered Near Threatened. Known from total of at least 32 current and former localities. Restricted-range... read more
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