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Chestnut-breasted Coronet Boissonneaua matthewsii

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


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). Distribution in Peru of Chestnut-breasted Coronet. Solid circles: specimen records; open circles: sight records; dotted line: 1000 m contour (Schulenberg et al. 2006)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).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Chestnut-breasted Coronet - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the 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