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Pink-throated Brilliant

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Photo by guiacallesReserva de Aconabikh, Tarapoto, Peru, April 2017
Photo by guiacalles
Reserva de Aconabikh, Tarapoto, Peru, April 2017
Heliodoxa gularis


[edit] Identification

11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Straight black bill
  • Shiny green upperparts
  • Glittering green median crown stripe
  • White post-ocular spot

[edit] Distribution

Found from the lower east slope of the Andes from southern Colombia, through Ecuador to northern Peru.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Humid montane forests between 250 and 1050 m.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

There is very little known about their diet, apart from feeding on flowers and insects.

[edit] Breeding

Nothing known.

[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
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Dec 2017)

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