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Photo © by WilsonDiaz
Fundo Gotas de Agua, Marañon Valley, Peru, May 2013
Thaumasius taczanowskii

Leucippus taczanowskii


11·5–12·5 cm (4½-5 in)

  • Blackish, slightly de-curved, long bill#
  • Bronze crown
  • Golden-greyish upperparts


Photo © by Stanley Jones
Carhuaz, Ancash, Peru, August 2017

South America: found in northern Peru (west slope of Western Andes, and middle and upper Marañón Valley) and extreme southern Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry forests, plantations, and desert shrubland with cactus.



Their main diet consists of nectar taken from a variety of plants, including agave and banana. They also hawk for flying insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Oct 2017)

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