French: Colibri jacobin German: Weißnackenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí nuquiblanco
India; error = Suriname
Subspecies and Distribution
F. m. mellivora
(Linnaeus, 1758) – S Mexico (from S Veracruz and N Oaxaca) to Panama and Colombia, S to W Ecuador, SE Peru and N Bolivia, and E to Venezuela, Trinidad, the Guianas and Amazonian Brazil.
F. m. flabellifera
(Gould, 1846) – Tobago.
11–12 cm; male 7·4–9 g, female 6–9·2 g. Bill and feet black. Adult male with head and chest blue, broad white crescent on nape; rest of... read more
Rather silent. Song a long series of high-pitched single notes, repeated at rate of c. 0.7–1 note/... read more
Humid forest canopy and borders, nesting in understorey; semi-open habitats of various types, e.g.... read more
Food and feeding
Visits flowers of a variety of trees, including Lisianthus axillaris (Gentianaceae), Pseudobombax septenatum (Bombaceae... read more
Dry to early wet seasons: Jan–Jun or Jul in Costa Rica and Panama; Feb–May in NW Colombia, Jun and Nov in E Colombia; Mar in S... read more
Not well understood. In many areas reported to be common during some seasons, rare to absent in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Uncommon to common, at least seasonally, over most of its broad range and appears well able to use disturbed and man-made... read more
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