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Green-crowned Brilliant Heliodoxa jacula

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Joseph Taylor

Priorities for Future Research

Further work on aspects of the ecology and life history of the Green-crowned Brilliant still are required, in particular more data are needed on aspects of its breeding biology and behavior. Future studies into its ability to persist in areas suffering different levels of habitat degradation and fragmentation would help assess its risk of local extinction. The species appears to be in decline (BirdLife International 2011), but research is required to quantify the population trend.

Recommended Citation

Taylor, J. (2011). Green-crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.