Black-hooded Sunbeam Aglaeactis pamela

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick

Priorities for Future Research

Black-hooded Sunbeam is a large and fairly conspicuous hummingbird and is not rare, but it has a restricted geographic range, and is poorly known. There is little information available regarding the range of flowering plants visited by this sunbeam, and its reproductive biology is completely unknown. Some records at unusually low elevations suggest that there may be elevational movements, but the extent of these movements or migrations is not known. There also is no information regarding demographic factors such as population size and density, life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation for Black-hooded Sunbeam.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2012). Black-hooded Sunbeam (Aglaeactis pamela), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.