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Golden-collared Honeycreeper

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Male, subspecies aureinuchaPhoto by Gerald FriesenWestern Andes slope, Ecuador, April 2018
Male, subspecies aureinucha
Photo by Gerald Friesen
Western Andes slope, Ecuador, April 2018
Iridophanes pulcherrima

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[edit] Identification

Female, subspecies aureinuchaPhoto by Gerald FriesenWestern Andes slope, Ecuador, April 2018
Female, subspecies aureinucha
Photo by Gerald Friesen
Western Andes slope, Ecuador, April 2018

11 cm (4ΒΌ in)

  • Thin pointed bill

Male

  • Black head and throat
  • Red hind collar
  • Blue upper wing
  • White underparts

[edit] Distribution

Colombia (rare), Ecuador, and Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

This species has formerly been placed in genus Tangara.

[edit] Subspecies

Two subspecies are recognized in this species1:

  • I. p. pulcherrimus:
  • I. p. aureinucha:
  • Subtropical western Ecuador

[edit] Habitat

Wet forests and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet is thought to consist of berries, nectar and insects.

[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. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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