Green-fronted Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) - HBW 5, p. 617
French: Brillant fer-de-lance
Spanish: Brillante Coroniverde
Other common names: Green-crowned Brilliant
Taxonomy: Heliodoxa jacula Gould, 1850, Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia.
Race jamesoni often spelt jamersoni, due to a typographical error present in original description. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- henryi Lawrence, 1867 - Costa Rica and W Panama.
- jacula Gould, 1850 - extreme E Panama to N & C Colombia.
- jamesoni (Bourcier, 1851) - SW Colombia and W Ecuador.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 49 videos
A male at a feeder flashing its iridescent throat and crown feathers Locality Septimo Paraiso, Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador (ssp jamesoni)
Greg Baker 25 September 2004 10 weeks ago 11 sec 3.4
A male at a feeder Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 28 sec 3.3
2 shots of a female in a feeder Locality Mindo Valley, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 32 sec 3.3
A male at a feeder Locality Milpe, Pichincha Province, Ecuador
Juan Sanabria 1 April 2006 3 years ago 30 sec 3.3
A pair perched on a branch and flying away Locality Costa Rica (ssp henryi)
Max Roth 2004 7 years ago 20 sec 3.2
a male perched closed to the feeder Locality Monteverde, Costa Rica
DAVID ASCANIO 11 July 2010 2 years ago 4 sec 3