Brown Inca Coeligena wilsoni

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Usually seen foraging alone on tubular flowers at lower levels of the cloud forest, the Brown Inca lives up to its name and appears mostly brown. It also boasts a purple throat and has distinctive white patches on each side of the chest. Brown Incas are most common in and on the edge of humid montane cloud forests of the pacific slope from 1000-1300 meters. They replace Bronzy Inca below 1800 meters

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

Recommended Citation

Brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: