French: Colibri de Jardine German: Hyazinthkolibri Spanish: Colibrí sietecolores
Pacific slope of W Andes in SW Colombia (Cerro Tatamá, in S Chocó, S to Nariño) and NW Ecuador (Pichincha).
11–12·7 cm; 8·0–8·5 g. Bill straight, black. Male shining bluish-green above with head and throat velvety black; crown, breast and belly... read more
Courtship song reported to be series of alternating harsh and soft whistles, “si, siii, si, siii,... read more
Prefers wet mossy forests and forest borders in tropical and subtropical zones, but can also be... read more
Food and feeding
Territorial, usually seen feeding at flowers from lower strata to treetops. Insects are caught in the air by hawking. No further... read more
Season stated to be Jan–Mar, but recent observations in SW Colombia involve a nest with young in early Sept and nest-building in... read more
Sedentary, but seasonal altitudinal dispersal known in Colombia.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Uncommon and very local, most frequently found in the area around the type locality... read more
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