Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Metallura
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Coppery Metaltail Metallura theresiae

Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published December 13, 2013

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A small, reddish bronze hummingbird of northern Peru, Coppery Metaltail has a short, thin bill, which can appear to be slightly upturned, as is typical with the genus Metallura. Common within its restricted range, this hummingbird occupies the edges of elfin forests  and scrub bordering boggy grasslands, usually above 3,000 meters in elevation. Not much is known about the behavior and biology of this flashy species. The greatest threats to Coppery Metaltail are habitat disturbance and fragmentation, although human density remains low in the remote habitats where this species occurs, and currently its population is believed to be stable.

Distribution of the Coppery Metaltail
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Coppery Metaltail

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.copmet1.01