Sapphire-vented Puffleg Eriocnemis luciani

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
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Diet and Foraging

Diet

Sapphire-vented Puffleg is primarily nectarivorous. Documented flowering plants that are visited by this puffleg are Barnedesia, Embothrium, mistletoes, and large Bomarea and Siphocampylus (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990). Sapphire-vented Puffleg also feeds on small arthropods, as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1983).

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2013). Sapphire-vented Puffleg (Eriocnemis luciani), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.savpuf1.01