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Buff-tailed Coronet

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Boissonneaua flavescens
Photo by edenwatcherTandayapa, Ecuador, March 2006
Photo by edenwatcher
Tandayapa, Ecuador, March 2006


[edit] Identification

Bill moderately short, straight, and rather thick. Shining green above; crown and gorget glittering green; breast shining green; belly buff thickly disked green; under wing coverts cinnamon buff (conspicuous in flight); central tail feathers bronze, rest creamy buff tipped bronze.
Sexes similar.

[edit] Distribution

Northwest Venezuela south in Andes to western Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by rdavisTandayapa, Ecuador, October 2009
Photo by rdavis
Tandayapa, Ecuador, October 2009

[edit] Subspecies[1]

There are 2 subspecies:

  • B. f. flavescens:
  • B. f. tinochlora:

[edit] Habitat

Humid forest and forest edge, usually 1400-2800m above sea levels.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.

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