PURPLE-BACKED SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis aliciae)

PURPLE-BACKED SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis aliciae)
PURPLE-BACKED SUNBEAM (Aglaeactis aliciae)
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Description: The purple-backed sunbeam is a hummingbird with slate-brown plumage speckled with purple iridescence. Like all hummingbirds, it is small with a long pointed bill and amazing flying skills. It is only found in a small area of forest in western Peru and its population is in decline. The purple-backed sunbeam is threatened by loss of habitat owing to the conversion of their alder woodland habitat to eucalyptus groves.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Major Threat: Loss and degradation of habitat

Habitat: Alder woodland

Location: Western Peru

Diet: Nectar