French: Colibri d’Oaxaca German: Blauscheitelkolibri Spanish: Colibrí oaxaqueño
Other common names:
Rowley and Orr
11 miles [c. 18 km] south of Juchatengo, south-western Oaxaca, Mexico
Sierra Miahuatlán (S Oaxaca), in SC Mexico.
10–11 cm; 4·5–5·2 g. Male has straight black bill; entire plumage green, glittering below; forecrown violet-blue, hindcrown turquoise; undertail-... read more
Vocalizations (both song and calls) considered to be very similar to those of E. poliocerca... read more
Tree-fall gaps and edges of humid evergreen forest with dense understorey (mainly Chusquea... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering Inga, Kohleria, Lobelia, Malviscus, Manettia, Psittacanthus... read more
Sept–Nov, May. Cup-shaped nest, made of moss, lined with plant down, exterior decorated with lichens, two nests incorporated flowers... read more
Sedentary; some seasonal vertical dispersal to lower and higher elevations.
Status and conservation
ENDANGERED. CITES II. Population recently estimated at 600–1700 mature individuals within overall range of 4100 km2. Restricted-range species: present in Sierra Madre... read more
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