|Common Name: White-tipped sicklebill, Pico-de-hoz puntiblanco|
|Present in undergrowth of humid forests and forest borders. It can also be found close to tropical plants of the genus Heliconia since they often feed on them. |
|Reported from Costa Rica to Northern Peru. |
|This species has a total length of 13.97 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The beak (also named bill) is very characteristic for that species. It is very sharply and decurved and bents almost into a right angle. This hummingbird is green above and the below is stripped white. The tails shows a gradient of dark green and ends with a white tip. |
|Bleiweiss, R., Kirsch, J. A. W., et al. 1997. DNA hybridization evidence for the principal lineages of hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae). Molecular Biology and Evolution. 14(3): 325-343.
Stiles, F. G. 1975. Ecology, Flowering Phenology, and Hummingbird Pollination of Some Costa-Rican Heliconia spp. Ecology. 56(2): 285-301|
|In Bocas Del Toro|
|Museum References||The Field Museum|
|Comments||Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC)|
|Lexi Weintraub; Zoe Joly-Lopez|
|Blake, E.R. 1958. Birds of Volcan de Chiriqu, Panama. Fieldiana (zoology) 36:499-577.|
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.
Ridgely, Robert. S. and John. A. Gwynne. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Second Edition. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 534 p.
Since the database is a work in progress we would appreciate any comments or additional information we could use to improve this resource