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Coeligena prunellei (Black Inca)

Wikipedia Abstract

The black inca (Coeligena prunellei) is a species of hummingbird found only in Colombia. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and urban areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.It was formerly classified as an endangered species by the IUCN, but new research has shown it to be not as rare as it was believed. Consequently, it was downlisted to Vulnerable in 2008.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 6.82308
EDGE Score: 3.44337


Adult Weight [1]  6.7 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  90 %
Forages - Canopy [2]  20 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  50 %
Forages - Understory [2]  30 %


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Cordillera Oriental montane forests Colombia, Venezuela Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Serranía De Los Yariguíes Natural National Park 145948 Santander, Colombia  

Important Bird Areas

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Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bosques de la Falla del Tequendama Colombia A1, A2, A3
Reserva Biológica Cachalú Colombia A1, A2
Serranía de los Yariguíes Colombia A1, A2
Soatá Colombia A1, A2
Vereda Las Minas Colombia A1, A2

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Tropical Andes Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela Yes

Prey / Diet

Burmeistera globosa[1]
Chalybea macrocarpa[1]
Palicourea demissa[1]
Palicourea vagans[1]
Psammisia falcata[1]
Thibaudia rigidiflora[1]
Tillandsia turneri[1]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Le Saout, S., Hoffmann, M., Shi, Y., Hughes, A., Bernard, C., Brooks, T.M., Bertzky, B., Butchart, S.H.M., Stuart, S.N., Badman, T. & Rodrigues, A.S.L. (2013) Protected areas and effective biodiversity conservation. Science, 342, 803–805
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access