Plain-capped Starthroat Heliomaster constantii
Version: 1.0 — Published January 3, 2014
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There is little information on the reproductive biology of Plain-capped Starthroat. Nesting is reported in western Mexico from January-June (Howell and Webb 1995), and in Costa Rica from October-January (Stiles and Skutch 1989). The nest is "a shallow cup of pale-colored plant down, variously decorated outside with bits of bark and gray lichen" and is positioned near the tip of a branch, often in an exposed position, high in a tree at forest edge or in savanna (Stiles and Skutch 1989).