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Photo © by COLOMBIA Birding
Pirre, Darien, Panama, September 2014

Alternative name: Rufous-cheeked Hummingbird

Goldmania bella

Goethalsia bella


8·4–9·5 cm

  • Straight black bill has reddish mandible
  • Chestnut forehead and lores
  • Metallic green upperparts


Central and South America: found in the highlands of eastern Panama (Darién) and extreme north-western Colombia.


This is a monotypic species[1], which was formerly placed as the only member of genus Goethalsia.


Moist montane forests and forest edges at heights around 600 and 1500 m.



They feed on flowering shrubs and small trees.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2021). Pirre Hummingbird (Goldmania bella), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.ruchum1.01.1

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