Amethyst-throated Sunangel  

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heliangelus amethysticollis

Amethyst-throated Sunangel

The Amethyst-throated Sunangel is a medium-sized South American hummingbird that are fairly common within their range. It is most widespread of all sunangels.

They are about 3.7 - 4.5 inches long.

Both sexes have a broad white or buffy- white crescent across the chest.

Males have a purple throat and a conspicuous buffy or white band across the upper chest.

Females have a buffy throat, sometimes with a little bit of purple in the center.

CALL: Dry, ringing trills.

Primarily feeds on nectar. It also consumes small spiders and insects.

Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. 

The female builds a cup-shaped nest with plant fibers woven together. It is lined with soft plant fibers, animal hair and feather down, and strengthens the structure with spider webbing and other sticky material.

She lays 2 white eggs which she incubates alone.




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