- Heliangelus regalis
10â€“12 cm (4-4Â¾ in)
- Straight black bill
- Deeply forked tail (less so in the femae)
- Shining dark blue overall plumage
- Brighter iridescent forecrown
- Dark green
- Cinnamon underparts with bronze-green spots
- Pale breast band
South America: found in Ecuador and Peru.
Photo by Luis R
Fundo Alto Nieva, San Martin, Peru
, March 2018
There are 2 subspecies:
- Very local in Andes of south-eastern Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe) and of northern Peru (Cajamarca, Amazonas, and San MartÃn)
- Local in central Peru (Cordillera Azul, south-western Loreto)
Scrub forest, secondary tropical humid montane forest (cloud forest) at 1,903 m (6,243 ft) elevation, eastern-slope of the Andes.
Their diet consists of nectar and small insects.
The female incubates the 2 white eggs.
- 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/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)
- BF Member observations
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