French: Colibri bourdon German: Hummelelfe Spanish: Colibrí abejorro
Andes of extreme SW Colombia (S Nariño) and W Ecuador to N Peru; also locally in E Ecuador and NC Peru (Huánuco).
6–7 cm. Male has straightish black bill; plumage generally dark bronzy blue-green, postocular line buffy white, curving around gorget to join buffy pectoral band;... read more
Presumed song a mixture of chips, twitters and buzzy notes, “tsitsitsi..tzzeee-tzzeee..chichip”.... read more
Deciduous forest of transitional zone between humid and semi-humid region, from sea-level up to... read more
Food and feeding
Records of food plants visited for nectar include flowering Agave, Asteraceae, Cavendishia, Inga, Muntingia... read more
No information available; one record of displaying males in Mar.
Presumably sedentary, seasonal altitudinal dispersal most likely.
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously listed as Endangered. CITES II. Uncommon. The moist forest habitat of this hummingbird is under severe threat of deforestation, and in Ecuador, most... read more
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