French: Colibri de Goudot German: Grünkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Goudot
Other common names:
Luminous Hummingbird (luminosa)
Ibagué, Magdalena Valley, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
L. g. luminosa
(Lawrence, 1862) – coastal lowlands of N Colombia (N Chocó to Bolívar and Cesar).
L. g. goudoti
(Bourcier, 1843) – middle and upper Magdalena Valley, in C Colombia.
L. g. zuliae
Cory, 1918 – N & W parts of L Maracaibo basin in extreme NE Colombia and NW Venezuela (N & NE Zulia).
L. g. phaeochroa
Todd, 1942 – S & E parts of L Maracaibo basin (S Zulia, and W Trujillo S to Táchira), in NW Venezuela.
9–9·5 cm; male 4·1 g, female 3·7 g. Straightish bill black, with mainly pink mandible. Male green above; tail forked, central rectrices bronze-... read more
Poorly documented. Presumed song a short, thin ‘lisping’ rattle initiated with an upslurred note, c... read more
Open, brushy country with scattered trees, hedgerows and scrubby pastures, arid to moist scrub,... read more
Food and feeding
Visits flowers of a variety of shrubs and trees, especially those of legumes like Inga, Calliandra and Pithecellobium... read more
Oct–Mar; nest a small cup of pale-coloured plant down and cobwebs, decorated on outside with whitish lichens, on horizontal outer... read more
Presumably sedentary; local altitudinal dispersal likely to occur, as perhaps indicated by apparent... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Locally common over much of range, which has probably expanded in many areas with deforestation. Occurs in Tayrona National Park (NE... read more
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