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Rufous-webbed Brilliant Heliodoxa branickii

Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
Version: 1.0 — Published June 27, 2014


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There is very little information on the behavior of Rufous-webbed Brilliant. This hummingbird primarily forages in forest understory and at forest edge (Schulenberg et al. 2010). There is no information on the species of flowering plants visited by the brilliant, other than an observation of a flowering subcanopy vine that was visited by Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Schulenberg et al. 1984).


There is no information on territorial behavior in Rufous-webbed Brilliant.

Sexual Behavior

Little information. Rufous-webbed Brilliant presumably is polygynous, as are most if not all species of hummingbirds (Schuchmann 1999: 509).

Social and interspecific behavior

Rufous-webbed Brilliant primarily is solitary, as is typical of hummingbirds.


No documented reports of predation on Rufous-webbed Brilliant?

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Rufous-webbed Brilliant (Heliodoxa branickii), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.ruwbri1.01