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Yanacocha, North-western Ecuador, March 2007
Iridosornis rufivertex


15 cm


South America: found in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru.



There are 4 subspecies[1]:

  • I. r. caeruleoventris:
  • Western and Central Andes of north-western Colombia
  • I. r. ignicapillus:
  • Western and Central Andes of south-western Colombia
  • I. r. rufivertex:
  • I. r. subsimilis:
  • Western slope of Western Andes of Ecuador


Temperate cloud forest.



Little is known, but their diet appears to consist of vegetation, seeds and animals.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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