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Indigo-capped Hummingbird Amazilia cyanifrons

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This Colombian endemic is rather territorial and defends its feeding territories from use by hummingbirds and other nectarivorous birds. It spends the majority of its foraging time in the upper levels of the forest and sometimes congregates at flowering trees where it bickers with other species. Indigo-capped Hummingbirds live in open woodlands, borders of subtropical wet forests, shrubby clearings, dry open habitats, gardens, and cultivated areas in the foothills and lower highlands. Although typically found at 1000-2000 meters, these hummingbirds sometimes venture lower during the breeding season. Both sexes have a vibrant blue crown and a bronzy rump.

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Recommended Citation

Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons), 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/inchum1