French: Campyloptère roux German: Buntschwanz-Degenflügel Spanish: Colibrí rojizo mexicano
no locality = Guatemala
Pacific slope of Mexico (SE Oaxaca, Chiapas), S Guatemala and El Salvador.
12–14 cm; male c. 9 g, female 6·6–6·9 g. Male has medium-sized, slightly decurved black bill; upperparts iridescent bronzy-green, postocular spot... read more
Calls include a sharp nasal “skeek”, a slightly more metallic “plik” and trilling bisyllabic “... read more
Rainforest and forest edge, canyons with scattered woods, humid pine-oak forests, plantations;... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering Plantago, Erythrina, Salvia, Castilleja. Insects are caught in the air by hawking.... read more
Apr–May (Oaxaca, Mexico). Male forms small leks. Cup-shaped nest of moss lined with whitish thistle down, externally decorated with... read more
Sedentary, with local altitudinal wandering depending on flowering season.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Locally common. Readily accepts man-made habitats such as... read more
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