Coppery-bellied Puffleg Eriocnemis cupreoventris

Colombian name: Calzoncitos Cobrizo
Coppery-bellied Puffleg, Cerro de Guadalupe, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Cerro de Guadalupe, Cundinamarca, Colombia
April 2012

The Coppery-bellied Puffleg is distributed in north-west Venezuela and the eastern Andes of Colombia. See the distribution map at NatureServe. It is classified as Near Threatened by Birdlife International because of habitat loss.

Coppery-bellied Puffleg, Cerro de Guadalupe, Cundinamarca, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image

It is found at between 2,000 and 3,000 metres in open habitats such as forest borders and páramo.

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