French: Colibri féérique German: Purpurkron-Schmuckkolibri Spanish: Colibrí hada occidental
SE Mexico (E Tabasco, NE Chiapas) and Belize S on Caribbean slope to Nicaragua, then both slopes of Costa Rica and Panama through W Colombia (E to lower and middle Magdalena Valley, S to N Caldas) to SW Ecuador (El Oro).
11·5–13 cm; 5–5·7 g. Male has short straight bill, sharply pointed, black; forecrown iridescent violet, subocular band black, glittering purple on... read more
Calls include a faint “sit” or “dit” and a more strident “tsit” and “tsrr”. During chases, a liquid... read more
Occurs in wet lowland forests, at forest edges and in second growth from sea-level to 1000 m, most... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering vines, epiphytes, shrubs and trees, such as Passiflora, Guzmania, Cavendishia, or ... read more
Jan–May, occasionally to Jun. Cup-like, cone-shaped, and laterally attached nest is built in vines or dead twigs, and consists mainly... read more
Sedentary, but with seasonal dispersal to upper tropical forest zone.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common in lowlands and foothills thrpoughout range. Occurs in several protected areas such as Manuel Antonio, Braulio... read more
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