Amethyst-Throated Sunangel

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heliangelus amethysticollis

Amethyst-Throated Sunangel

The Amethyst-Throated Sunangel is a South American hummingbird species that is the most common and widespread sunangel on the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 1100-3700 m.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird measuring about 4.3 inches in length.

Males have purple throats and a conspicuous buffy or white band across their upper chests.

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

Diet includes nectar and insects.

Natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

Found in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.


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