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Green-bearded Helmetcrest

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Oxypogon guerinii
MalePhoto  ©  by Dave B. SmithPNN Sumapaz, Columbia, July, 2019
Photo © by Dave B. Smith
PNN Sumapaz, Columbia, July, 2019


[edit] Identification

11·2–12·7 cm
Males show green beard narrowly bordered white, white and black in the crest, purple sheen to crown sides, brown and buff scaled underside, and tail with white centers to tail feathers (except central pair).

[edit] Distribution

South America: eastern Colombia

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species.
Formerly included in Bearded Helmetcrest.

[edit] Habitat

High-altitude grassland.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists mostly of nectar.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at
  3. A paper on Helmetcrests
  4. SACC proposal to split Helmetcrests
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)

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