Neotropical Birds logo
Version 1.0

This is a historic version of this account.  Current version

 - Bronze-tailed Comet

Bronze-tailed Comet Polyonymus caroli

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
Version: 1.0 — Published November 14, 2014

Sign in to see your badges


Endemic to Peru, Bronze-tailed Comet is widespread but uncommon, and remains a surprisingly poorly known hummingbird. This comet occupies arid scrub and woods in montane areas, on the Pacific slope of the Andes and in dry Andean valleys. The plumage of this comet is relatively plain; overall it is dingy bronzy green, paler and grayer below, with a rosy gorget. The tail is moderately long, longer in the male, is distinctly forked, and has a bronzy green uppersurface. Almost nothing has been published on the natural history of Bronze-tailed Comet.

Distribution of the Bronze-tailed Comet - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Bronze-tailed Comet

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Bronze-tailed Comet (Polyonymus caroli), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.brtcom1.01