French: Colibri faux-saphir German: Blaukehlkolibri Spanish: Colibrí gorjizafiro
Trochilus (——?) cœruleogularis
David, Chiriquí, Panama
Subspecies and Distribution
L. c. coeruleogularis
(Gould, 1851) – Pacific slope of W Panama from Chiriquí to Canal Zone; recently recorded in extreme S Costa Rica, near Panama border#R.
L. c. confinis
Griscom, 1932 – E Panama (mainly Caribbean slope of Darién) and adjacent NW Colombia.
L. c. coelina
(Bourcier, 1856) – N Colombia from N Chocó through Ciénaga Grande to Santa Marta.
8·5–9·5 cm; 3·9–4·3 g. Male has straight short bill, maxilla black, mandible pinkish, tipped black; upperparts shining green, coppery... read more
Presumed song a high-pitched metallic rattle initiated by a separate note, “wi-didididididididididi... read more
Shrubby vegetation, open groves, forest edge, mangroves, coastal lowland up to 100 m in Santa Marta... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering shrubs and trees like Leguminosaceae and Myrtaceae. Arthropods are gleaned from branches and leaves, and occasionally... read more
Jan–Mar (Panama, N Colombia), but nests have also been found in Jul (Colombia). Small, deeply-cupped nest is built openly in forks of... read more
Sedentary; local altitudinal dispersal likely to occur.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common resident in coastal Darién (Panama) and Santa Marta region (Colombia). Readily accepts man-made habitats. Part of range... read more
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