French: Saphir de Xantus German: Schwarzstirn-Saphirkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Xantus
near Cape San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
S Baja California, including Cerralvo I and perhaps sporadically San José I (Gulf of California). Vagrant in S California (USA), where attempted to nest.
8–9 cm; 3·2–4·0 g. Male has bill straight, moderately long, red with black tip; head blue-black with white postocular stripe above black auriculars... read more
The presumed song is a varied, buzzy, scratchy to crackling, sometimes even squeaky, warbling... read more
In cape region, occurs in several habitats including oak-pine forest (Quercus devia, ... read more
Food and feeding
In pine-oak forest, the small tubular flowers of madrone trees (Arbutus peninsularis) are a critical nectar resource during late... read more
In Sierra de la Giganta, from Feb to at least Apr; nests low in various trees (cottonwood, willow, avocado, lemon). In Sierra de La Laguna... read more
Sedentary, although vagrants have been recorded N to S California, USA (Dec 1986, Jan–Mar... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Baja California EBA. Occurs almost exclusively in Baja California Sur, where only one other... read more
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