French: Coquette paon German: Pfauenelfe Spanish: Coqueta pavonina
Salvin and Godman
Merumé Mountains, Guyana
Subspecies and Distribution
L. p. pavoninus
Salvin & Godman, 1882 – Cerro Ptari-tepui and Sierra de Lema (SE Venezuela), Mt Roraima (SE Venezuela–NC Brazil) and Merumé Mts (Guyana).
L. p. duidae
Chapman, 1929 – Mt Duida and adjacent smaller tepuis in SE Venezuela.
c. 9·7 cm. Male has short, straight black bill; head glittering golden green with median black line, upperparts shining dark green with white band across rump; throat... read more
Rainforest, cloudforest, clearings and forest edge, at 500–2000 m. Forages alone or in small... read more
Food and feeding
Feeds on nectar of flowering Inga, Lantana, Rubus, Salvia, Bromeliaceae, Rutaceae and Compositae.... read more
No information on season; nest cup-shaped, suspended on horizontal branches c. 2 m above ground. Clutch size 2; incubation 13–14 days... read more
Usually considered to be sedentary, but migratory or nomadic movements are suspected in SE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. Forest habitat on top of tepuis still remain pristine. However, during the last... read more
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