French: Colibri de Julie German: Juliakolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Julia
Ornismyia [sic] julie
Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia
Subspecies and Distribution
J. j. panamensis
(Berlepsch, 1884) – C & E Panama (Canal Zone, both slopes of Darién) to NW Colombia (R Sinú); also reported, apparently in error, from Costa Rica.
J. j. julie#R
(Bourcier, 1843) – N & C Colombia E to Santa Marta, Magdalena Valley and Tolima.
J. j. feliciana
(Lesson, 1844) – SW Colombia (W Nariño) S through W Ecuador to NW Peru (Tumbes).
8·1–9·2 cm; male 3·3–4·4 g, female 2·5–3 g. Male has short straight bill, maxilla black, mandible pinkish, tipped black;... read more
Song a repeated high-pitched, slightly nasal, thin rattle initiated by a descending syllable “kee-... read more
Lowland forest, forest edge, second growth, clearings, common in semi-open foothill regions from... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering shrubs and trees, including Rubiaceae, Ericaceae, Gesneriaceae (Besleria) and Inga. Insects are... read more
Jan–Jul (Panama), Nov–May (Colombia, Ecuador). Cup-shaped nest of plant down is saddled on small branches of bushes at 1... read more
Sedentary, with some seasonal altitudinal dispersal, usually after reproduction.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Widespread and fairly common in coastal lowlands. Some local populations protected, e.g. in Tayrona and Los Katíos... read more
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