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Tooth-billed Hummingbird - BirdForum Opus

Androdon aequatorialis


14cm. Long, essentially straight bill of 4 cm with small tooth-like serrations on the inner part of the distal half. Shiny green above, coppery crown, white underparts streaked dusky, grey rounded tail with a broad black subterminal band and white tips, conspicuous white band on the rump. In males, the bill has a small hook at the tip and more prominent tooth-like spikes.


Eastern Panama to Colombia and Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species which is the only member of its genus.


Humid primary forests.


The diet includes nectar, spiders and insects.

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