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Subspecies tinochlora
Photo by Stanley Jones
Napo Province, Ecuador, Jan., 2016
Boissonneaua flavescens


Bill moderately short, straight, and rather thick. Shining green above; crown and gorget glittering green; breast shining green; belly buff thickly disked green; under wing coverts cinnamon buff (conspicuous in flight); central tail feathers bronze, rest creamy buff tipped bronze.
Sexes similar.


In Andes from northwest Venezuela south to northern 1/3 of Ecuador.



Photo by rdavis
Tandayapa, Ecuador, October 2009

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • B. f. flavescens:
  • B. f. tinochlora:


Humid forest and forest edge, usually 1400-2800m above sea levels.


Not strongly territorial, several can be found with other hummers at flowering trees. Has a habit of holding the wings raised a short while after landing.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. 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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