French: Dryade de Waterton German: Langschwanznymphe Spanish: Zafiro colilargo
Miribi Creek, near Essequibo River, Guyana
NE Brazil (Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and apparently N Bahia); reported occurrence in E Pará almost certainly erroneous. Possibly also Guyana, where known only from type specimen, although true origin of that perhaps uncertain.
Male c. 11·8–13 cm (including tail of 6 cm), female c. 10–11 cm (tail c. 3·5 cm); 3·7–5·2 g. Male has medium-sized straight bill... read more
Apparently undescribed in the literature, but very hard and comparatively loud “chipping” calls... read more
Coastal rainforest, semi-open clearings, plantations and parks, from sea-level to 550 m. Forages at... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering vines, cacti, epiphytes, shrubs and trees, such as Passifloraceae, Cactaceae, Bromeliaceae, Loranthaceae, Verbenaceae,... read more
Season Nov–Feb. Cup-shaped nest of fine rootlets and moss, held together by cobweb, is built on horizontal branch in shrub or small... read more
Sedentary, some inland wandering during flowering season.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Generally considered to be common, but found at low density throughout its increasingly fragmented range. Recorded from 33 localities in three... read more
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