Little Sunangel

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heliangelus micraster

Little Sunangel

The Little Sunangel commonly known as the Flame-Throated Sunangel is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird measuring about 4 - 4.3 inches in length.

Males are dark green with a small post-ocular white spot and green iridescent frontlet or forehead. Their gorget is iridescent orange.

Males and females are similar, but females have a smaller throat patch and a dingier grayish belly. They have a rather short, straight dark bill.

Primary food is nectar with insects which are gleaned from foliage or caught in the air.

Dense mossy forest and forest borders. Found at elevations between 2300 and 3400m.

Ecuador and Peru.

Little information, clutch size 2 eggs.


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