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Buff-tailed Sicklebill - BirdForum Opus

Disambiguation: Buff-tailed Sicklebill is also sometimes used for Black-billed Sicklebill

Eutoxeres condamini

Identification

13-15 cm

  • Dull green iridescent upperparts
  • Dusky streaked white underparts
  • Faint blue neck patch
  • White tipped tail feathers
  • Strongly decurved bill
  • Deep buff outer three rectrices

Distribution

South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia Colombia, Bolivia, northern Ecuador and Peru.

Taxonomy

Subspecies[1]

Two subspecies are recognized:

  • E. c. condamini:
  • E. c. gracilis:

Habitat

Undergrowth of humid forests and woods.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet includes nectar and small arthropods.

Breeding

The nest is attached to the underside of a leaf, a few metres above ground. The 2 white eggs are incubated by the female for 16-18 days; the young fledge 22-24 later.

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

Recommended Citation

External Links

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