Golden-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis mosquera

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


Tye and Tye (1990) describe a nest from 3700 in Colombia, encountered in late November:

"The nest had been built at the end of a slender branch, hanging down from a rock overhang. It was situated c. 2 m above a mountain stream and was protected from approach by the overhang on one side and the stream and a bog on the other. The overhang may also have protected the nest at least partly from rain.

The nest was a cup, constructed from creamy-coloured plant down on a base of moss and sticks. The rim of the cup was doughtnut-shaped and had an external diameter of c. 10 cm. The internal depth was c. 5 cm." The contents of the nest were not determined, but as an adult sat on the nest for long periods, the probably contained eggs.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.