Coppery Metaltail Metallura theresiae

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg
Sections

Breeding

Very little information. Specimens with enlarged gonads have been collected in August and September (Heindl 1999). Presumably the nest is a small cup, the clutch is two, and only the female incubates the eggs and provisions the nestlings.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.copmet1.01