French: Colibri magenta German: Violettkehl-Sternkolibri Spanish: Colibrí magenta
N Costa Rica to W Panama (Veraguas), mainly on Pacific slope.
Male 9 cm, 3·3 g; female 7·5 cm, 3·5 g. Male has short, straight, black bill; upperparts bronzy green, short central rectrices tipped black,... read more
Song a low-pitched, rapid medley of sputtering and gurgling notes. Calls include a low-pitched dry... read more
Forest borders and clearings, thinned woodland, second growth, scrubby pastures, semi-open mountain... read more
Food and feeding
Takes nectar from flowers of low trees (Inga, Quararibea), shrubs (Lantana) and herbs (Lobelia); where... read more
Nov–Mar or Apr (Costa Rica). Breeding male gives dive displays also in small groups, probably leks, around forest clearings away from... read more
Evidently makes at least local movements, since at a given locality can be common to abundant at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Costa Rica and Panama Highlands EBA. Locally common, at least... read more
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