French: Colibri à sous-caudales rousses German: Rotsteißkolibri Spanish: Colibrí puntiblanco oriental
Amazonian slope of SC Andes of Colombia (Huila, SE Nariño) S to NE Peru (N San Martín)#R.
9–10 cm; 4–4·2 g. Male has medium-sized straight bill, black; upperparts shining green; white postocular streak; underparts shining green, undertail-... read more
A mellow, fast twittering “tweetweetweetwee...”, also described as a laughing chatter. Calls... read more
Humid, partly open mountain forest (including cloudforest) and forest edges from 1600 m to 2400 m.... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering Clusia, Palicourea and bromeliads. Insects are caught in the air by hawking, occasionally by gleaning... read more
Jan–Apr. Compact cup-shaped nest is built of moss in vines, 2–4 m above the ground. Clutch size 2; incubation 15–18 days... read more
Sedentary, with local movements to higher altitudes after the reproductive period.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Colombian Inter-Andean Slopes EBA and Ecuador-Peru East Andes EBA. Generally uncommon throughout its... read more
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