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Oxypogon guerinii (Bearded Helmetcrest)

Wikipedia Abstract

The green-bearded helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) is a species of hummingbird found in eastern Colombia. In July 2014, the IUCN Red List has classed the Green-Bearded Helmetcrest as Least Concern.
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Oxypogon guerinii cyanolaemus (Blue-bearded Helmetcrest) (Critically Endangered)
Oxypogon guerinii guerinii
Oxypogon guerinii lindenii (White-bearded Helmetcrest) (Attributes)
Oxypogon guerinii stuebelii (Buffy Helmetcrest )

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 5.80421
EDGE Score: 1.91754


Adult Weight [1]  5.3 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Nectarivore
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  10 %
Diet - Nectar [2]  90 %
Forages - Mid-High [2]  10 %
Forages - Understory [2]  60 %
Forages - Ground [2]  30 %


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (incl. Tayrona NP) National Park II 1031303 Colombia  
Sureste del Lago de Maracaibo Sto. Domingo-Motatán Protective Zone 1004884 Venezuela  

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Bosques del Oriente de Risaralda Colombia A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza Colombia A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Sierra La Culata Venezuela A1, A2, A3
Parque Nacional Sierra Nevada Venezuela A1, A2, A3
Reserva Hidrográfica, Forestal y Parque Ecológico de Río Blanco Colombia A1, A2, A3

Biodiversity Hotspots

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

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Coeligena helianthea (Blue-throated Starfrontlet)1
Diglossa caerulescens (Bluish Flowerpiercer)1
Eriocnemis mirabilis (Colorful Puffleg)1
Tapirus pinchaque (mountain tapir)1

Range Map


External References



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
3MAJOR, P. (2010). Foraging ecology of the great grebe podicephorus major in Mar Chiquita lagoon (Buenos Aires, Argentina). Ardeola, 57(1), 133-141.
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
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License