French: Colibri d’Équateur German: Zahnschnabelkolibri Spanish: Colibrí piquidentado
Extreme E Panama (E Darién) and W Colombia (Chocó) S to NW Ecuador (to W Pichincha).
13·2–14·2 cm (including 4 cm of bill); male 9 g, female 5·5–7 g. Male has straight bill with hooked tip, distal half or less with backward-... read more
Song a high-pitched, continuously repeated phrase, usually of three notes, “tsi-tsee-tsek...tsi-... read more
Occurs from sea-level to 1100 m, mainly in understorey of primary forest. Forages from lower to... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at flowering shrubs and epiphytes such as Ericaceae and Gesneriaceae. The tooth-like serrations are perfectly suited to... read more
Reproductive biology virtually unknown. Indirect evidence for breeding season is indicated by enlarged gonads of individuals in SW Colombia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common resident of undisturbed primary forest, with densities of at least 3–5 individuals/km². Seems to have... read more
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