French: Colibri de Jourdan German: Rotfahnenelfe Spanish: Colibrí de Jourdan
Subspecies and Distribution
C. j. rosae
(Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) – highlands of N Venezuela (Falcón to Miranda).
C. j. andinus
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – Sierra de Perijá, and Andes of Venezuela (Lara to Táchira) and E Andes of N Colombia.
C. j. jourdanii
(Bourcier, 1839) – NE Venezuela (mountains of Sucre and N Monagas); Trinidad.
6–8 cm (including moderately long tail). Male has straight black bill; upperparts bottle green; throat violet, breast white, rest of underparts green, white patch on... read more
Male sings from treetop, a lising 3–4-note “tssit, tssit, tssit, tssit”.
Scrub, edge of montane forest, coffee plantations, occasionally sub-páramo, at 900... read more
Food and feeding
Has been recorded feeding on nectar of flowering Inga trees. Insects are caught in the air by hawking; employs same foraging... read more
Birds in breeding condition and two immature individuals noted in Nov, Colombia. No further information available.
Seasonal altitudinal dispersal recorded in Venezuela, where moves lower during rainy season (May... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Rare to locally common. Reported to be very rare in Trinidad, where most sightings are from Northern Range and most are in Jan–Jun,... read more
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