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Campylopterus duidae


12 cm including 2 cm bill; male and female similar
Upperside is green at the front, gradually becoming golden cinnamon on upper tail where two outer tail feathers paler with dark bases. Underside buffy-grayish, most grey on central belly, with undertail pale cinnamon with darker base.


South America: found in Venezuela and Brazil.



There are 2 subspecies:

  • C. d. guaiquinimae:
  • Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Guaiquinima)
  • C. d. duidae:
  • Tepuis of southern Venezuela (Mount Duida) and adjacent northern Brazil

A third subspecies zuloagae is generally considered invalid[2].


To 1700 m asl. Mainly borders of humid forest but on slopes also in thickets and on top of tepui in scrub.


Mostly a solitary bird seeking necter not too high over ground.


  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
  4. A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela by Rodolphe Meyer de Schauensee, William H. Phelps
  5. Wikipedia

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