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Snowcap Microchera albocoronata

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Ethan Kistler and Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Priorities for Future Research

Snowcap has a relatively restricted distribution, and its natural history is relatively poorly known. There is very little known about its breeding biology. Other unknown aspects of its natural history include demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation.

Recommended Citation

Kistler, E. and T. S. Schulenberg. 2013. Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.snowca1.01