Violet-tailed Sylph

Information about the Bird Violet-tailed Sylph

The violet-tailed sylph (Aglaiocercus coelestis) is a species of hummingbird. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. This Sylph lives in areas from 300-2,100 metres (980-6,890ft) in elevation, though typically above 900 metres (3,000ft) on the west slope of the Andes.

Males average around 7 inches (180mm) in length, while females average around 3.8 inches (97mm).
"...a rapid, double-sounding tez-it at 1 per sec for up to several minutes..."
"Solitary and usually low inside forest at small clumps of flowers. Hovers or occasionally clings to feed and does not gather at flowering trees."

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