French: Colibri des Santa Marta German: Santa-Marta-Elfe Spanish: Colibrí astral
San Sebastián, 6600 feet [c. 2000 m], Santa Marta Mountains, Colombia
Santa Marta Mts, in N Colombia.
c. 7 cm. Male has straight black bill; head shining green, rest of upperparts dark shining bluish; gorget reddish, elongated to form auricular tufts, breast grey, white... read more
Poorly known. Possible song a regularly repeated, single, modulated squeaky note. Calls while... read more
Edges of montane forest, woodlands and shaded coffee plantations, occasionally in sub-pá... read more
Food and feeding
Takes nectar and insects; no specific food plants have been recorded, but presumably visits same flowers as congeners like flowering ... read more
No information available.
Seasonal altitudinal dispersal likely.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Santa Marta Mountains EBA. Locally common. No immediate threats have been recorded, though part of the... read more
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