French: Colibri à ventre blanc German: Amethystohrkolibri Spanish: Colibrí orejimorado
Bolivia and C Paraguay to S Brazil (from Mato Grosso E to Goiás, Bahia and Espírito Santo, S to Santa Catarina) and N Argentina (S to Córdoba).
12–13 cm; 5·6–6·8 g. A medium-sized, shining green hummingbird with long, slightly decurved bill; male is lighter green than both C. coruscans... read more
Calls include a hard “drüg, drüg, drüg, drüg, drüg”, while the... read more
Semi-open terrain of several types including scrub, savanna, grassland and bushy gorges.... read more
Food and feeding
Very aggressive and territorial, commonly chasing competitors from flower patches; regularly visits Eucalyptus and Ceiba... read more
Dec–Apr, or Dec–Feb in São Paulo and Sept–Mar in Espírito Santo (both Brazil). All nest-building,... read more
Some populations make short migrations; birds at higher altitudes in Brazil (above tree-line) have... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Common throughout much of range, particularly at medium altitudes; readily accepts man-made habitats, e.g. gardens and parks. Just two... read more
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