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Male
Photo by Stanley Jones
Coclé Province, Costa Rica, February, 2011
Eutoxeres aquila

Identification

12-14cm. Strongly decurved bill, underparts black and white streaked, upperparts dark green, rectrices green and brown with contrasting white tips. Sexes are alike. Immatures resemble adults. Subspecies are alike.

Distribution

Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, and far northern Peru. There is also a single recent record from Mérida in Venezuela.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Photo by rb_stern
Cerro Azul, Panama, March 2005

Undergrowth of humid lowland or montane forest.

Behaviour

The diet includes nectar.

It builds a cup nest loosely woven from rootlets and plant fibres attached by cobweb underneath a long, hanging leaf. 2 eggs are laid and incubated by the female for 16–17 days. Chick is black with gray dorsal down; fledging 22–25 days.

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