French: Colibri de Bouguer German: Orangerachen-Andenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Bouguer occidental
Other common names:
White-tailed Hillstar (when lumped with U. leucura)
Pacific slope of Andes of SW Colombia (from S Chocó) and NW Ecuador (S to Pichincha).
13–14 cm (including bill 3 cm); 8·5–12·5 g. Sexes alike. Long, straight, black bill; upperparts coppery green, rufous-cinnamon malar streak; throat... read more
Presumed song is a continuous series of single “swit” or “tsit” notes, at a rate of c. 1–2 notes/... read more
Montane forest, forest edge and secondary growth, especially near streams, at 1600–2800 m,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering Inga trees, Bomarea, Psammisia and Cavendishia. Insects are caught above streams or... read more
Dec–Mar in SW Colombia. Cup-shaped nest of moss and lichen is built on vertical, medium-sized branch of tall tree, often 8–12 m... read more
Sedentary, with some seasonal altitudinal dispersal, especially on Pacific side of Colombia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common in cloudforests and along streams, being generally considered to be fairly common in Colombia, but uncommon to rare... read more
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