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Chiribiquete Emerald Chlorostilbon olivaresi

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This endemic is easy to find in its very restricted range in the Sierra de Chiribiquete area of south eastern Colombia. It inhabits the flat mesas of open scrub and savannah in this zone. Unlike many hummingbirds, these emeralds do not defend feeding territories. In open areas, the Chribiquete Emerald primarily forages on the flowers of Decagonocarpus cornutus, but it also feeds on insects which it catches by sallying or by gleaning off of Bonnetia shrubs.

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

Recommended Citation

Chiribiquete Emerald (Chlorostilbon olivaresi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/chieme1