Buffy Helmetcrest

Oxypogon stuebelii - Colibri fauve Colibri de Stübel

Colibri fauve
adult
Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Apodiformes

  • Family
    :

    Trochilidés

  • Genus
    :

    Oxypogon

  • Species
    :

    stuebelii

Descriptor

Meyer, AB, 1884

Biometrics
  • Size
    : cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : -
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Colibri fauve
adult
Colibri fauve
adult

This small bird measures 12 cm in length. The male has a distinct crest, like the other 3 species of the genus that was formerly all together. The front of the head, including dark eyes, is black, except in its symmetry. Behind the black is a light beige collar from the back of the head to the chest (white in the other 3 species). A black mark marks the light forehead that continues into a narrow, high crest, light reddish, becoming blackish on the back of the Buffy Helmetcrest's (Colibri fauve) crown. Under the black, thin, short and straight beak, a green chin continues with a long purple beard pointing towards the chest. The upper parts are greenish with golden reflections in the light. The wings are chestnut brown. The underside is a warm brown nuanced with greenish. The tail is brown, quite short and pointed, with a pale stripe on each of the rectrices. The female resembles the male, but without a crest and without bright colors on the head. The underside of the body is darker; The juvenile resembles the female but is generally more reddish.

Subspecific information monotypic species

Foreign names

  • Colibri fauve,
  • Colibrí chivito del Nevado del Ruiz,
  • barbudito-do-nevado-del-ruiz,
  • Violettbart-Helmkolibri,
  • Purperbaardhelmkolibrie,
  • purpurskäggig hjälmkolibri,
  • Okerhjelmkolibri,
  • vrchárik goliernatý,
  • Violetstrubet Hjelmkolibri,
  • colibrí emplomallat de Stübel,
  • hełmik modrobrody,
  • Фиолетовобородая горная нимфа,
  • キイロヘルメットハチドリ,
  • 黄髯蜂鸟,
  • 棕髯蜂鳥,

Voice song and cries

Colibri fauve
adult

Habitat

Colibri fauve
adult

Steppe shrubland (paramo) above 3200 m. in altitude.

Geographic range

Colibri fauve
immature

A restricted area to the east of Pereira (Colombia)

Threats - protection

IUCN conservation status
Extinct
Threatened
Least
concern
Extinc
in the Wild
Near
threatened
Not
evaluated
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC NE

The Buffy Helmetcrest (Colibri fauve) is a vulnerable species.

Sources of information

Other sources of interest

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