Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Heliangelus amethysticollis

Amethyst-throated Sunangel, Abra Patricia, Amazonas, Peru, September 2018 - click for larger image Abra Patricia, Amazonas, Peru
October 2018

The Amethyst-throated Sunangel is distributed on the eastern slopes of the Andes from southern Ecuador to north-west Bolivia. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in the understorey and at the edges of humid forest at between 1,950 and 3,700 metres.

It has a broad white or buffy collar and the male has a purplish blue gorget and a blue-green or green forecrown. The female's throat is normally rufous-brown.

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