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Blue-fronted Lancebill

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Subspecies johannaePhoto © by Stanley JonesReserva Arena Blanca, Aquas Verdes, San Martín, Peru, January 2017
Subspecies johannae
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Reserva Arena Blanca, Aquas Verdes, San Martín, Peru, January 2017
Doryfera johannae


[edit] Identification

9·6–11 cm (3¾-4¼ in)

  • Greenish overall plumage
  • Long slightly upturned bill

[edit] Similar Species

Green-fronted Lancebill, which has a violet forehead and a shorter bill.

[edit] Distribution

Female, subspecies johannaePhoto © by WilsonDiazArena Blanca reserve, Peru, April 2017
Female, subspecies johannae
Photo © by WilsonDiaz
Arena Blanca reserve, Peru, April 2017

South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized[1]:

  • D. j. johannae:
  • D. j. guianensis:

[edit] Habitat

In the Andes, they seem to favour wet forests in the foothills and mountain slopes.

[edit] Behaviour

The often hold the bill pointing upwards.

[edit] Diet

Their main diet consists of nectar, obtained while hovering at tubular flowers, and arthropods.

[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
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved March 2017)
  4. Neotropical Birds

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