Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis)


Taxonomy

French: Colibri d’Équateur German: Zahnschnabelkolibri Spanish: Colibrí piquidentado
Taxonomy:

Androdon aequatorialis

Gould

, 1863,

Ecuador

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

Extreme E Panama (E Darién) and W Colombia (Chocó) S to NW Ecuador (to W Pichincha).

Descriptive notes

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

Voice

Song a high-pitched, continuously repeated phrase, usually of three notes, “tsi-tsee-tsek...tsi-... read more

Habitat

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

Breeding

Reproductive biology virtually unknown. Indirect evidence for breeding season is indicated by enlarged gonads of individuals in SW Colombia... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

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

Recommended citation

Schuchmann, K.L. & Boesman, P. (2019). Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55380 on 22 April 2019).