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Photo by Stanley Jones
Bellavista Lodge, Ecuador, December, 2007
Heliangelus strophianus


10–11 cm


North-western South America: found in the Andes of south-western Colombia (Nariño) and north-western Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Cloud forest and shrubby forest borders. Observed at heights around 1650-2350 m.



Their main diet consists of nectar. They are known to visit feeders.


The two eggs are incubated by the female.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)
  3. BirdLife International
  4. AvianWeb
  5. BF Member observations

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