French: Colibri adèle German: Rotflanken-Andenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Cochabamba
d’Orbigny and Lafresnaye
Montane basins and pre-puna of S Bolivia (S La Paz to Potosí and Chuquisaca) and extreme NW Argentina (Jujuy); also reported from Cota-Cota (N La Paz).
11–13 cm; 7·4–8·3 g. Bill slightly decurved, black. Upperparts grey-brown, faintly bronzed. Male with gorget glittering vivid green, underparts... read more
Male sings from exposed perch, a medley of intense twittering notes interspersed by a distinct... read more
Mainly in semi-arid to temporarily humid areas at 2600–4000 m with dispersed mesophytic... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at flowers of Barnadesia, Mutisia, Loranthaceae mistletoes, Puya and columnar cacti. Also... read more
Eggs reported from Nov, juveniles from Feb and Jun. Display observed in Argentina in mid-Oct and in Bolivia in mid-Sept. Large cup-nest... read more
Probably some individual dispersal or local movements, but not well known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Currently considered Near Threatened. Restricted-range species: present in High Andes of Bolivia and Argentina EBA. In Argentina, known... read more
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