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Black-breasted Hillstar

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Oreotrochilus melanogaster
FemalePhoto  ©  by Stanley JonesJunín, Perú, August, 2017
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Junín, Perú, August, 2017


[edit] Identification

13–14 cm (5-5½ in)

  • Black, slightly decurved bill


  • Emerald-green gorget
  • Bronzed upperparts
  • Black Underparts


  • Coppery-bronze upperparts
  • Greyish-brown underparts

[edit] Similar Species

Andean Hillstar

[edit] Distribution

Andes of Peru (Junín, Huancavelica, Ancash, Lima, Ayacucho)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Puna grassland, rocky areas, and gardens..

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

They feed mainly from cactus flowers.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2015)
  3. Neotropical Birds

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