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Costa Rica, July 2018
Glaucis aenea

Glaucis aeneus


9–10 cm (3½-4 in)

  • Green back
  • Rufous breast and belly
  • Dark eye mask
  • Long decurved bill


Central and South America
Central America: eastern Honduras through Nicaragua and Costa Rica to western Panama
South America: western Colombia to north-western Ecuador


This is generally considered a monotypic species[1].


Lowland rainforests. Disturbed primary forests, as well as dense and old secondary growth; forest borders, thickets, shrubs and swampy areas.



The diet includes nectar, insects and spiders, which are taken by hover-gleaning.

They will visit garden feeders.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Aug 2018)

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