Black-throated Brilliant Heliodoxa schreibersii
Black-throated Brilliant, Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Ecuador, November 2019 - click for larger image Wildsumaco Lodge, Napo, Ecuador
November 2019

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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