Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii)


French: Brillant de Branicki German: Rotflügel-Brillantkolibri Spanish: Brillante alicanela

Lampraster branickii


, 1874,

Monterico, Peru


Formerly isolated in monospecific genus Lampraster. Probably closely related to H. gularis. Monotypic.


E Peru (S San Martín S to W Madre de Dios) and probably NW Bolivia.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; 5·1–5·9 g. Bill straight, black; in male, lower mandible partly whitish. Male has glittering crown, changing from green at bill to more... read more


Possible song is a repeated, drawn-out, dry buzzy rattle (recalling static electricity). Also a... read more


Forest, forest edge, woodland and also plantations in mainly Andean foothills at elevations of 750... read more

Food and feeding

Feeds largely on nectar. Proportion of diet consisting of insects has not yet been investigated.




No information available.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Peruvian East Andean Foothills EBA. The biology of this species has not yet been investigated, in part... read more

Recommended citation

Heynen, I. & Boesman, P. (2020). Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 19 February 2020).