Male, subspecies micans
Photo © by Stanley Jones
Canopy Tower. Canal Zone, Soberania National Park, Semaphore Hill, Panam√° Province, Panama
, December 2017
- Chalybura buffonii
10¬∑5‚Äď12 cm (4-4¬ĺ in)
- Metallic green upperparts
Central and South America: found from Panama to Venezuela, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru.
Four to five subspecies are recognized:
- North-central Colombia (Magdalena Valley) and north-western Venezuela
- North Colombia (Santa Marta region) and northern Venezuela
- Eastern slope of the central Eastern Andes of Colombia
- Subtropical south-western Ecuador and north-western Peru (Tumbes)
The subspecies intermedia has in the past been treated as a full species or as a subspecies of Bronze-tailed Plumeleteer.
Various forest types - mixed evergreen and deciduous; dry, moist and wet forests, forest edges, semi-open and secondary growth, as well as coffee plantations. Observed at heights around 234 m.
Photo © by njlarsen
El Tundo, Loja, SW Ecuador
, 9 June 2019
Their main diet consists of nectar from various tree sources.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Jan 2018)
- BF Member observations
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