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Photo by mmdnje
Mindo, Ecuador, August 2004
Coeligena wilsoni


10 cm, male and female similar with slightly darker underside in male

  • Dark brown plumage, greener on back and rump
  • White patch on neck sides, just above shoulder
  • Tail slightly forked
  • Long straight dark bill
  • Dark iris


South America: found in the west slope of Andes of western Colombia to western Ecuador.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Subtropical montane forest.


Photo by rdavis
Northern Ecuador, October 2009

Mostly feeding inside forests in low to medium height, it frequently feeds by hovering in front of tubular flowers


  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. About.com
  3. BirdForum Member Observations
  4. Ridgely, R.S., & P.J. Greenfield (2001). "The Birds of Ecuador - Field Guide". Comstock/Cornell Paperbacks. ISBN 978-0-8014-8721-7

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