The brown Inca (Coeligena wilsoni) is a species of bird in the Trochilidae family, found in Colombia and Ecuador.


It measures 10 to 11 cm in length. The beak is long and straight. The plumage is dark brown, but brighter on the upper parts, with the rump bathed in green, the belly with an iridescent purple throaty patch and a white speck on each side of the breast. Little forked tanned tail.


It lives in the cloud forest, the humid forest, dense thickets of forest edges and the foothills, at elevations between 800 and 2,000 m of altitude.


It feeds on the nectar of herbs and epiphytes from the interior and the forest edges and tubular flowers of the understory. It hunts spiders and insects from foliage and occasionally catches them in flight.


Build a nest in the shape of a slightly elongated cup, with moss and a dense covering of raft seeds on the bottom, decorated on the outside with a loose moss tapestry. It is located approximately 2 m above the ground, in a vertical fork of a young tree in the mature forest. The female lays two eggs.

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