Blue-capped Puffleg Eriocnemis glaucopoides

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The southernmost member of the genus Eriocnemis, the Blue-capped Puffleg is found in central Bolivia south to northwest Argentina, where it inhabits grassy and shrubby slopes at temperate elevations. Males are largely dark green with a blue forehead and throat, a blue-black, forked tail, dark wings, a white ‘puff’ legs, whereas females are largely pale orange below. Very little is currently known concerning the species’ ecology and behavior, and the Blue-capped Puffleg is generally considered to be rare to locally common within its rather restricted range.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Blue-capped Puffleg (Eriocnemis glaucopoides), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: