Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Boissonneaua
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published January 10, 2014

Behavior

Introduction

Chestnut-breasted Coronet primarily forages in the midstory and canopy of forest. Often clings to flower clusters while feeding (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Walker 2005). Forages for small insects by sallying to air (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b, Walker 2005).

Chestnut-breasted Coronet characteristically hold the wings aloft momentarily after landing on a perch or while foraging (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001b, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Territoriality

There is no information on home range size in Chestnut-breasted Coronet. Individuals defend feeding territories at concentrations of flowers, which they are very pugnacious at defending (Fjeldså and Krabbe 1990, Walker 2005).

Sexual Behavior

Little information. Chestnut-breasted Coronet presumably is polygynous, as are most if not all species of hummingbirds (Schuchmann 1999: 509).

Social and interspecific behavior

Chestnut-breasted Coronet usually is solitary, as is typical of hummingbirds, but several may gather, along with other hummingbirds, at concentrations of flowering plants or at nectar feeders.

Predation

No documented reports of predation on Chestnut-breasted Coronet?

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2014). Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.chbcor1.01