|Black-throated Brilliant Heliodoxa schreibersii
|Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Ecuador
The Black-throated Brilliant is distributed on the eastern slope of the Andes in Ecuador and Peru and into the Amazon Basin in the extreme south-east of Colombia and the extreme north-west of Brazil. See the distribution map at xeno-canto. It is found in lowland humid forest and higher on the Andean slopes at between 300 and 1,250 metres.
This photos is of a female showing the prominent white moustachial streak. The male is similar but lacks the moustachial streak and has black on the belly.
|Carl Franz Anton Ritter von Schreibers was the Austrian Director of the Viennese Natural History Collections and had collected in Brazil in 1817.|
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