Tooth-billed Hummingbird

The Tooth-billed Hummingbird has a total length of c. 14 cm , which includes the long, essentially straight bill of c. 4 cm . Its common name refers to the small tooth-like serrations on the inner part of the distal half of the bill. It is shiny green above with a coppery crown. The underparts are whitish streaked dusky. The rounded tail is greyish with a broad black subterminal band and white tips. There is a conspicuous white band on the rump. In males, the bill has a small hook at the tip and more prominent tooth-like spikes; their plumage color averages brighter overall than females. While the green upper parts of this species are iridescent, its plumage is duller than that of most hummingbirds. Within its range, it is essentially unmistakable by the combination of the long, almost straight bill and the dark-streaked whitish underparts.

The Tooth-billed Hummingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis) is a species of bird from the family Trochilidae. It is monotypic within the genus Androdon. It is found in humid forests in western Colombia, north-western Ecuador (south to Pichincha Province), and far eastern Panama (Darién Province). While generally scarce, localized and associated with the highly threatened humid sections of the Chocó, its range remains relatively large, and it is therefore considered to be of least concern by BirdLife International. More

The Tooth-billed Hummingbird has a total length of c. 14 cm (5 More

The Tooth-billed Hummingbird is restricted to humid primary forests and nearby second growth. It occurs up to an altitude of c. 1560 m (5200 ft). In Ecuador, it is most frequent between 400-800 m (1300-2600 ft), while it mainly occurs between 600-1560 m (2000-5200 ft) in Panama, and up to 1050 m (3400 ft) in Colombia. Behavior - Rather inconspicious and generally poorly known. It is a swift flier. More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Androdon aequatorialis Trochilidae (HUMMINGBIRDS) Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Androdon aequatorialis This photo was taken in: Ecuador The photo was taken by: Joe Tobias Ecuador and Galapagos reports Joe's Report from Ecuador Identification Notes: Submit Identification notes for this photo here The Birds of Ecuador More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis) by Scott Olmstead. More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis) = French: Colibri d’Équateur German: Zahnschnabelkolibri Spanish: Colibrí Piquidentado Other common names: Ecuadorian Toothbill, Equatorial/Cadet Hummingbird Taxonomy: Androdon aequatorialis Gould, 1863, Ecuador. Controversial discussion continues as to whether this species belongs in Phaethornithinae or Trochilinae. Based on external morphology, hindneck musculature, and behaviour it has even been placed, together with members of genus Doryfera, in a separate subfamily Doryferinae, phylogenetically ranked between the hermits and non-hermits. More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis = Described by: Gould (1863) Alternate common name(s): Ecuadorian Toothbill, Equatorial Hummingbird, Cadet Hummingbird Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Ex. s. Central America and nw. South America; E. Panama, w. Colombia (Rio Nambi Forest, Choco) and nw. Ecuador. More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird (Androdon aequatorialis), a monotypic genus that several studies based on molecular (Gill and Gerwin 1989, Monroe and Sibley 1993, Bleiweiss et al. 1997, Gerwin and Zink 1998) or behavioral (Schuchmann 1995) data place among the nonhermits. TABLE 1. Taxa and samples used in this study (see Appendix 1). More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis Tooth-billed Hummingbird - Hummingbirds - Trochilidae Links will open countrypage in new window - Honduras 19.02.1999 Hurricane Mitch 32v set - Honduras 03.06.2005 Surcharge on 1999. More

The male Tooth-billed Hummingbird has barracuda-like spikes at the tip of its long, straight bill. The two halves of a hummingbird's bill have a pronounced overlap, with the lower half (mandible) fitting tightly inside the upper half (maxilla). When hummingbirds feed on nectar, the bill is usually only opened slightly, allowing the tongue to dart out and into the interior of flowers. More

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Tooth-billed Hummingbird in the Trochilinae. References - * BirdLife International (2004). Ramphodon naevius. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 11 May 2006. Database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is near threatened. * Hinkelmann, C. (1999): 1. Saw-billed Hermit. In: del Hoyo, J.; Elliott, A. More

Tooth-billed Hummingbird, Androdon aequatorialis 10. Green-fronted Lancebill, Doryfera ludovicae 11. Scaly-breasted Hummingbird, Phaeochroa cuvierii 12. Violet Sabrewing, Campylopterus hemileucurus -PHOTOS 13. White-necked Jacobin, Florisuga mellivora 14. Brown Violet-ear, Colibri delphinae 15. Green Violet-ear, Colibri thalassinus -PHOTOS 16. Green-breasted Mango, Anthracothorax prevostii -PHOTOS 17. Black-throated Mango, Anthracothorax nigricollis 18. More

* Tooth-billed Hummingbird Androdon aequatorialis * Green-fronted Lancebill Doryfera ludovicae * Blue-fronted Lancebill Doryfera johannae * Scaly-breasted Hummingbird Phaeochroa cuvierii * Wedge-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus curvipennis * Long-tailed Sabrewing Campylopterus excellens * Gray-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus largipennis * Rufous Sabrewing Campylopterus rufus * Violet Sabrewing Campylopterus hemileucurus * Rufous-breasted Sabrewing Campylopterus hyperythrus More

TOOTH-BILLED HUMMINGBIRD Androdon aequatorialis 2-3 individuals permanently at a lek c. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Androdon
Species : aequatorialis
Authority : Gould, 1863