French: Ariane candide German: Bronzekopfamazilie Spanish: Amazilia cándida
Bourcier and Mulsant
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. genini
(Meise, 1938) – E Mexico (SE San Luis Potosí and Veracruz S to N Oaxaca).
A. c. pacifica
(Griscom, 1929) – Pacific slope in SE Mexico (SE Chiapas) and S Guatemala.
A. c. candida
(Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) – SE Mexico (Yucatán Peninsula and N Chiapas) through N Guatemala and Belize to Honduras and NE Nicaragua.
9–11 cm; male 3·8 g, female 3·4 g. Male has straight, short bill, blackish except for pinkish basal part of mandible; crown dark bronze-green; upper... read more
Song quite variable, typically a repeated, high-pitched, rhythmic phrase such as “tseesip-seesip-... read more
More confined to forests than most other congeners. Inhabits rainforest and cloudforest, wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar and small insects. Found in all strata; in forest interiors at tree tops, at lower levels outside forests. Food plants... read more
In Mexico, laying has been reported Apr–May. However, breeding probably starts in Feb when singing activity occurs; birds in breeding... read more
Wintering birds of the northern populations have been recorded from the Pacific slope of Oaxaca and... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common in the tropical lowlands along the Caribbean slope. Uncommon to rare at higher elevations and on the Pacific slope. Race ... read more
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