French: Colibri grivelé German: Tropfenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí moteado
E slope of Andes from Ecuador (S from Napo) to E Peru and C Bolivia; also recorded in Caquetá, Colombia#R. Erroneously reported to occur in SW Brazil (W Mato Grosso)#R and NW Argentina#R.
10·5–11·4 cm (bill 2·3 cm); 6·7–9 g. Male has slightly curved, medium-sized black bill; upperparts grass green to coppery bronze,... read more
Song is quiet series of wheezy, electric warbles and gravelly-sounding chatters; calls include a... read more
Humid foothill and lower subtropical forest and forest edges along small ravines of Andean... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering shrubs, terrestrial bromeliads, vines, trees, including Palicoura, Centropogon, Pitcairnia... read more
Probably Jan–May; one active nest from Apr. Bulky cup-shaped nest of fine rootlets and moss is built low (c. 0·5 m) on tree... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Generally common throughout range, although considered scarce to locally uncommon in Ecuador. Only recently recorded in... read more
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