French: Loddigésie admirable German: Violettscheitel-Flaggensylphe Spanish: Colibrí admirable
N Peru along E bank of R Utcubamba (Amazonas); recorded also farther E, in San Martín#R.
Male 15–17 cm (including tail 11–13 cm), female 9–10 cm (tail 5–7 cm); c. 3 g. Male has slightly decurved black bill; crest blue, hindneck brownish,... read more
During aerial display, male emits a repeated high-pitched buzzy metallic note, sounding like static... read more
Forest edges, second growth and montane scrub like Rubus thickets mixed with some ... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering Rubus, Bomarea formosissima and Staureja sericea. Perches while feeding rather than hovering... read more
Probably Dec–Feb based on gonadal condition, although display flights have been recorded in Oct, Nov and May. No further information... read more
Sedentary. Records at 1700 m and 3700 m require confirmation.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Previously listed as Vulnerable. Restricted-range species: present in North-east Peruvian Cordilleras EBA. Generally uncommon, with few recent records,... read more
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