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Buff-tailed Coronet

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Subspecies tinochloraPhoto by Stanley JonesNapo Province, Ecuador, Jan., 2016
Subspecies tinochlora
Photo by Stanley Jones
Napo Province, Ecuador, Jan., 2016
Boissonneaua flavescens


[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

[edit] Subspecies

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

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • 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, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from

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