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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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Distribution in the Americas

Rufous-webbed Brilliant is resident on the east slope of the Andes of central and southern Peru and northern Bolivia. Most localities are on outlying ridges, but locally it also occurs on the main slopes of the Andes, especially in central Peru. This brilliant occurs north to northeastern San Martín (close to a locality for Pink-throated Brilliant Heliodoxa gularis in north central San Martín) and southwestern Loreto in the Cordillera Azul (Schulenberg et al. 2001), and south to La Paz, Bolivia (Hennessey et al. 2003).

The elevational range of Rufous-webbed Brilliant is 650–1700 m (Walker et al. 2006, Schulenberg et al. 2010).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Rufous-webbed Brilliant occurs in humid montane forest and forest edge.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Distribution of the Rufous-webbed Brilliant
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the 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