Gorgeted Puffleg Eriocnemis isabellae

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Just discovered in the 21st century, little is known about this critically endangered species. It has been observed only in one area in southwestern Colombia where it lives on montane slopes in elfin forests. Its suitable habitat is smaller than 10 square kilometers and continues to decline due to clearing for illegal coca production (BirdLife International 2011). Unlike others in its genus, the Gorgeted Puffleg has a bicolored gorget of bluish purple and green.

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Recommended Citation

Gorgeted Puffleg (Eriocnemis isabellae), 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/gorpuf1