Collared inca

Collared inca

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Coeligena torquata

The collared inca is a species of hummingbird found in humid Andean forests from western Venezuela, through Colombia and Ecuador, to Peru and Bolivia. It is very distinctive and unique in having a white chest-patch and white on the tail. Like other hummingbirds it takes energy from flower nectar, while the plant benefits from the symbiotic relationship by being pollinated. Its protein source is small arthropods such as insects. It is normally solitary and can be found at varying heights above the ground, often in the open. The Gould's inca of southern Peru and Bolivia is normally considered a subspecies of the collared inca, although it has a rufous chest-patch.

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Collared inca habitat map

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Bird's call

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References

1. Collared inca Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collared_inca
2. Collared inca on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22726720/94930361
3. Xeno-canto bird call - https://xeno-canto.org/260506

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