French: Campyloptère lazulite German: Rotschwanz-Degenflügel Spanish: Colibrí lazulita
Mountains of NC & W Venezuela, Sierra de Perijá, Santa Marta Mts and E Andes of Colombia, S on E slope to NE Ecuador (Napo).
11·5–13 cm; 6·4–8 g. Might be confused with Sternoclyta cyanopectus, but latter lacks any rufous in tail; also distinguished by lack of... read more
Males sing from relatively exposed, medium-height perches, usually as widely scattered individuals... read more
High and low montane semi-deciduous forest, flowering gardens, plantation edges and sub-p... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering ericads, Heliconia, Hibiscus and other flowers. Arthropods are caught in the air and gleaned... read more
Birds in breeding condition in June, Perijá Mts, Colombia/Venezuela, but probably breeds in Oct in Aragua, NC Venezuela. No further... read more
No precise information; presumably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Uncommon and patchily distributed in montane evergreen forests of N Andes. Relatively sensitive to some habitat changes,... read more
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