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Photo by Michael W
Yanacocha Reserve, North-western Ecuador, August 2007
Eriocnemis mosquera


12–13 cm

  • Green upper parts
  • Bronzy-green neck and rump


North-west South America: found in south-western and central Andes of Colombia to north-western Ecuador


This is a monotypic species[1].


Temperate cloud forest and forest borders.


Males are very territorial and aggressive.


They collect nectar from low-lying flowers and will visit feeders.


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
  3. Antpitta.com

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