French: Colibri des tépuis German: Tepuiglanzkehlchen Spanish: Colibrí de tepuy
Mount Duida, 4700 feet [c. 1450 m], Venezuela
Tepuis in S & SE Venezuela (Duida, Jaua, Auyán-tepui, Ptari-tepui, Cerro Roraima and Serra de Pacaraima); probably also in adjacent Guyana and extreme N Brazil.
11–12 cm (including bill of 2·5 cm); male 4·5–6·1 g, female 4·1–5 g. Male similar to P. guainumbi but no white at eye;... read more
A loud series of “tsit” or “tizzie” notes given while foraging.
Cloudforest edge, scrub with scattered trees at 1300–2200 m. Forages low down at periphery of... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering terrestrial Bromeliaceae, Gesneriaceae, Ericaceae, or Myrtaceae. Insects are caught in the air by hawking, spiders are... read more
May–Jun. Cone-shaped nest, lined with fine plant fibre, decorated with lichen and fragments of leaf, is saddled in fork of shrub,... read more
Sedentary, with some altitudinal dispersal after breeding.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Tepuis EBA. A little-known tepui endemic. Uncommon to locally common along cloudforest ridges... read more
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