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Starfrontlet, Golden-bellied
 
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Scientific Name:
Coeligena bonapartei
Location(s):
Colombia, Global, South America, Venezuela Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon and patchily distributed' (Stotz et al. 1996). ...
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Wikipedia
It averages 11.4 centimetres (4.5 in) in length, plus its very long bill (3.3 centimetres (1.3 in)), and 6.5 grams (0.23 oz) in weight. The adult male's crown is blackish with a glittery green patch over the bill (a "frontlet"). Its back is golden-green with a greenish-copper rump. A rufous-buff patch on the tertial wing feathers is conspicuous in flight. The breast glitters green, as does the throat except for a small violet patch in the center. The belly, coppery to reddish gold, glitters intensely. The tail is bronze-green and slightly forked.[ 2] ...
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