French: Campyloptère de Cuvier German: Schuppenbrustkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Cuvier
Other common names:
Robert's Hummingbird (roberti)
DeLattre and Bourcier
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. roberti
(Salvin, 1861) – extreme SE Mexico (NE Chiapas), N Guatemala and Belize S on Caribbean slope to NE Costa Rica.
C. c. maculicauda
(Griscom, 1932) – Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
C. c. furvescens
(Wetmore, 1967) – Pacific slope of W Panama.
C. c. saturatior
(E. J. O. Hartert, 1901) – Coiba I, off SW Panama.
C. c. cuvierii
(DeLattre & Bourcier, 1846) – C Panama (E to WC San Blas).
C. c. berlepschi
(Hellmayr, 1915) – N Colombia (N Atlántico, NW Bolívar).
11·5–13 cm; male 10·1 g and female 8·6 g in maculicauda, male 9·3 g and female 7·9 g in nominate cuvierii. Mostly... read more
Song a loud, variable, continuous warble comprising phrases of 4–8 notes. Each phrase a mix of... read more
Dry forest, edges and clearings of gallery forest and humid forest, mangrove, second growth and... read more
Food and feeding
Visits flowers of trees (Genipa, Hibiscus, Pelliciera, Inga, Erythrina), shrubs, terrestrial... read more
Mainly during rainy season, May–Dec (Guatemala), May–Jan (Costa Rica). Nest a well-built cup of plant down and spiderweb,... read more
Basically sedentary, but with more or less pronounced local movements in response to changes in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Uncommon to locally common in most areas. Probably benefits from forest clearance in most areas, though some mangrove populations may be... read more
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