French: Ariane vert-doré German: Hellbauchamazilie Spanish: Amazilia ventriblanca
J. F. Gmelin
Subspecies and Distribution
A. l. leucogaster
(J. F. Gmelin, 1788) – coasts of NE Venezuela, the Guianas and NE Brazil (E to Piauí).
A. l. bahiae
E. J. O. Hartert, 1899 – E Brazil from E Pernambuco S along coast to Bahia, with recent expansion to Espírito Santo#R.
9–10 cm; male 4–4·5 g, female 4·3 g. Male has bill straight to slightly decurved, blackish except for fleshy red base of lower mandible; crown and... read more
Presumed song is a long series of repeated single “pseeee” notes. Calls include a thin “tsink” and... read more
Mangroves, especially Avicennia, forest edges, second growth, cerrado, ... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at herbs and low down at trees and shrubs; preferred plant families are Leguminosae, Vochysiaceae, Musaceae, Acantaceae... read more
Recorded Jul–Aug in the Guianas and Oct–Feb in NE Brazil. Nest cup-shaped, made of plant wool, and sometimes Bromeliaceae, and... read more
Some local dispersal.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. A rather common resident of the coastal Guianas and Brazil, especially in mangrove forests. Status in the Brazilian parts of the range... read more
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