Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Velvet-purple Coronet

From Opus

Revision as of 21:54, 10 November 2017 by Deliatodd-18346 (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ←Older revision | Current revision (diff) | Newer revision→ (diff)
Photo by firecrest15Sachatamia Lodge, West Andes, Ecuador, April 2015
Photo by firecrest15
Sachatamia Lodge, West Andes, Ecuador, April 2015
Boissonneaua jardini

Contents

[edit] Identification

JuvenilesPhoto by jeffwormanMindo, Ecuador, January 2017
Juveniles
Photo by jeffworman
Mindo, Ecuador, January 2017

11–12·7 cm (4¼-5 in)

  • Bright blue and coppery green on back and wings
  • Deep violet belly
  • Purple crown and breast
  • Black throat
  • Cinnamon underwing coverts (just visible on the folded wing)
  • Forked tail
  • Black upperside
  • Whitish underside (outer tail feathers pale bordered black)
  • Straight black bill

Female similar but duller, tail less strongly forked.

[edit] Distribution

South America: found in the western Andes of south-western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.

[edit] Taxonomy

Photo by Dušan BrinkhuizenReserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador, May 2009
Photo by Dušan Brinkhuizen
Reserva Las Gralarias, Ecuador, May 2009

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical wet and humid forests and edges, often where trees are covered in epiphytes[2].

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of nectar and insects, which are caught by hawking.

[edit] Breeding

They are generally considered to breed from January to March but a nest with young was seen in Colombia during September. A cup-shaped nest is built from moss and lichen, and is placed on a horizontal branch or thin fork. The clutch consists of 2 eggs which are incubated by the female.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Nov 2017)
  4. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156

[edit] External Links

Advertisement


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.29445910 seconds with 6 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 03:00.