Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Chestnut-breasted Coronet|
|French||Colibri de Matthews|
|Serbian||Riđogrudi koronet kolibri|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Coronita Pechicastaña|
|Spanish (Peru)||Colibrí de Pecho Castaño|
|Spanish (Spain)||Colibrí pechirrojo|
|Turkish||Kızıl Karınlı Koronet|
Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii
Version: 1.0 — Published January 10, 2014
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Distribution in the Americas
Chestnut-breasted Coronet is resident in the Andes from extreme southeastern Colombia south to southern Peru. The distribution is most extensive along the east slope of the Andes. The northernmost records are in extreme southeastern Colombia in Putumayo and Nariño (Meyer de Schauensee 1952, 1964, Hilty and Brown 1986). From there, the distribution continues south along the east slope of the Andes of Ecuador and Peru, south to Cuzco (Zimmer 1951, Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2010). Chestnut-breasted Coronet also occurs on the west slope of the Andes of Ecuador, from Chimborazo south to El Oro (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a), and in northwestern Peru south to Cajamarca.
The elevational distribution of Chestnut-breasted Coronet in Ecuador is 1900-2700 m, although locally it occurs down to 1600 m and up to 3300 m (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a); and in Peru at 1500–3300 m (Schulenberg et al. 2010).
Distribution outside the Americas
Endemic to the Americas.
Chestnut-breasted Coronet occurs in humid montane forest, forest edges, and gardens near forest (Ridgely and Greenfield 2001a, Schulenberg et al. 2010).