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Disambiguation: Buff-tailed Sicklebill is also sometimes used for Black-billed Sicklebill

Eutoxeres condamini


13-15 cm

  • Dull green iridescent upperparts
  • Dusky streaked white underparts
  • Faint blue neck patch
  • White tipped tail feathers
  • Strongly decurved bill
  • Deep buff outer three rectrices


South America: found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia Colombia, Bolivia, northern Ecuador and Peru.



Two subspecies are recognized:

  • E. c. condamini:
  • E. c. gracilis:


Undergrowth of humid forests and woods.



The diet includes nectar and small arthropods.


The nest is attached to the underside of a leaf, a few metres above ground. The 2 white eggs are incubated by the female for 16-18 days; the young fledge 22-24 later.


  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. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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