French: Héliange mars German: Orangekehl-Sonnennymphe Spanish: Colibrí de Marte
cordilleras of Venezuela and Colombia
NW Venezuela (S Lara to Táchira) and E Andes of Colombia (Norte de Santander to Boyacá).
10–11 cm; 3·9–4·4 g. Bill blackish and straight. Male shining green above with a rather narrow glittering orange frontlet; throat and upper breast... read more
Call a repeated, high-pitched, cricket-like, faint trill (pitch c. 6 kHz, length c. 0.3–1 second),... read more
Edges of humid montane cloudforest and dwarf forest, open pastures and páramo... read more
Food and feeding
The species is territorial at flower clusters, usually at low levels inside the forest or at forest edges. Salvia has been... read more
Dec–Mar. Clutch two white eggs, incubation by female. First breeding in second year. No further information available.
Mainly sedentary; altitudinal dispersal after breeding.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Cordillera de Mérida EBA and Colombian East Andes EBA. Locally common in the temperate zone of... read more
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