French: Colibri guaïnumbi German: Bronzerücken-Glanzkehlchen Spanish: Colibrí guainumbí
Cape of Good Hope; error = Suriname
Subspecies and Distribution
P. g. andinus
Simon, 1921 – E Colombia (S to Meta and Vichada).
P. g. guainumbi
(Pallas, 1764) – Venezuela and Trinidad to the Guianas and N Brazil (Amapá coast).
P. g. thaumantias
(Linnaeus, 1766) – extreme SE Peru, Bolivia and C & E Brazil (S Maranhão and Bahia to Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo and N Paraná) to E Paraguay and NE Argentina.
9·7–11·8 cm (including bill of 2·6 cm); 4·4–5 g. Male has long bill, decurved, upper mandible dull reddish to black, lower reddish,... read more
Gives fast-paced series of loud, excited “spit” notes, or sequence of three squeaky notes while... read more
Waterlogged grassland, shrubby savanna, cerrado, freshwater swamps, from sea-level to 600... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering garden plants such as Lagerstroemia, low-growing shrubs like Lagerstroemia, Russelia... read more
Season Feb–Aug (Trinidad, Surinam), Feb–Apr and Jul–Sept (French Guiana), Oct–Nov (Venezuela), Oct–Mar (... read more
Mostly sedentary; in Trinidad seasonal dispersal following reproduction, but movements suspected in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. Common to locally abundant throughout most of range; rather uncommon and local on Trinidad and also considered rare in... read more
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