Archilochus colubris — Facts & Information

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Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>

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Distribution

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
latitude min
Additional detail 18.21 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail 24.37 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
longitude min
Additional detail -94.1 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  
max Additional detail -87.9 degrees OBIS Environmental Information  

Physical Description

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
body length (VT) average
Additional detail 8.25 cm Birds Animal Diversity Web  
min Additional detail 7.5 cm Birds Animal Diversity Web  
max Additional detail 9 cm Birds Animal Diversity Web  
body mass average
Additional detail 3.6 g Birds Animal Diversity Web  
min Additional detail 3.4 g Birds Animal Diversity Web  
Additional detail 3.09 g Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
Additional detail 3.2 g AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
max Additional detail 3.8 g Birds Animal Diversity Web  
  • sexual dimorphism
    Sexual dimorphism is a phenotypic difference between males and females of the same species. The prototypical example is for differences in characteristics of reproductive organs. Other possible examples are for secondary sex characteristics, body size and morphology, ornamentation and behavior.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Dimorphism
sexual dimorphism
Additional detail female larger Birds Animal Diversity Web  
Additional detail male more colorful Birds Animal Diversity Web  
Additional detail ornamentation Birds Animal Diversity Web  
Additional detail sexes colored or patterned differently
  • sexes colored or patterned differently
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Sexes_colored_or_patterned_differently
Birds Animal Diversity Web  
Additional detail sexes shaped differently Birds Animal Diversity Web  
weight
Additional detail 3.1 g adult AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 0.62 g neonate stage AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
habitat
Additional detail animal habitation
  • animal habitation
    The dwelling of an animal or group of similar animals.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00005803
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail bay Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail canopy Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail coniferous forest biome
  • coniferous forest biome
    A coniferous forest biome is a forest biome which contains densely packed populations or communities of coniferous trees, strongly limiting light penetration to the forest floor.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000196
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail forest
  • forest
    An area with a high density of trees. A small forest may be called a wood.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000111
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail garden
  • garden
    An enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000011
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail hedge
  • hedge
    A dense growth of shrubbery planted as a fence or boundary.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000046
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail Large river biome Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail marsh
  • marsh
    A wetland, featuring grasses, rushes, reeds, typhas, sedges, and other herbaceous plants (possibly with low-growing woody plants) in a context of shallow water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000035
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail orchard
  • orchard
    An intentional planting of trees or shrubs maintained for food, typically fruit, production.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000115
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail river
  • river
    Natural freshwater surface streams of considerable volume and a permanent or seasonal flow, moving in a definite channel toward a sea, lake, or another river; any large streams, or ones larger than brooks or creeks, such as the trunk stream and larger branches of a drainage system.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000022
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail scrubland
  • scrubland
    Area covered with low-growing or stunted perennial vegetation and usually not mixed with trees.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000300
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail temperate Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial biome
  • terrestrial biome
    A biome that applies to the terrestrial realm.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000446
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
IUCN  
Additional detail tropical Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail wetland
  • wetland
    An area that is inundated or saturated by surface or ground water at a frequency and duration sufficient to support, and that under normal circumstances do support, a prevalence of vegetation typically adapted for life in saturated soil conditions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000043
Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
Additional detail woodland Environments - EOL project  
foraging habitat
Additional detail terrestrial habitat
  • terrestrial habitat
    A habitat that is on or at the boundary of the surface of the Earth.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002009
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
primary diet
Additional detail eats nectar adult Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
interacts with
Additional detail Abutilon GloBI  
Additional detail American Fly Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Asparagus Family GloBI  
Additional detail Balsam Family GloBI  
Additional detail Beardtongue GloBI  
Additional detail Beebalms GloBI  
Additional detail Bignonias GloBI  
Additional detail Bird Hawks GloBI  
Additional detail Black Locust GloBI  
Additional detail Blue Jay GloBI  
Additional detail Blue Jays GloBI  
Additional detail Bluebells GloBI  
Additional detail Borage Family GloBI  
Additional detail Broomrape GloBI  
Additional detail Buckeye GloBI  
Additional detail Butter-print GloBI  
Additional detail Butterfly Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Campions GloBI  
Additional detail Canada Germander GloBI  
Additional detail Cardinal Flower GloBI  
Additional detail Carpenter's Square GloBI  
Additional detail Cats GloBI  
Additional detail Clovers GloBI  
Additional detail Coffeetree GloBI  
Additional detail Columbine GloBI  
Additional detail Common Evening Primrose GloBI  
Additional detail Common Morning Glory GloBI  
Additional detail Coral Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Crimsoneyed Rosemallow GloBI  
Additional detail Crowfoot GloBI  
Additional detail Crows & Ravens GloBI  
Additional detail Currants, Gooseberries GloBI  
Additional detail Daisy Family GloBI  
Additional detail Datureae GloBI  
Additional detail Dogbane Family GloBI  
Additional detail Downy Paintedcup GloBI  
Additional detail Eagles GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Beebalm GloBI  
Additional detail European Horse-chestnut GloBI  
Additional detail Evening Primroses GloBI  
Additional detail Evening-primroses GloBI  
Additional detail False Foxglove GloBI  
Additional detail Figwort GloBI  
Additional detail Figworts GloBI  
Additional detail Firepink GloBI  
Additional detail Gay Feather GloBI  
Additional detail Germander GloBI  
Additional detail Giant Solomon's Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Golden Currant GloBI  
Additional detail Gooseberries GloBI  
Additional detail Grape Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Greater Four-point Evening-primrose GloBI  
Additional detail Hairy Solomon's Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Handsome Harry GloBI  
Additional detail Harebells GloBI  
Additional detail Hibiscus GloBI  
Additional detail Hog Peanut GloBI  
Additional detail Hogpeanut GloBI  
Additional detail Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Indian Paintbrush GloBI  
Additional detail Iris Family GloBI  
Additional detail Jimsonweed GloBI  
Additional detail Jimsonweed GloBI  
Additional detail Kansas Gayfeather GloBI  
Additional detail Kentucky Coffee Tree GloBI  
Additional detail Largeflower Yellow False Foxglove GloBI  
Additional detail Larkspur GloBI  
Additional detail Lily Family GloBI  
Additional detail Limber Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Lionsheart GloBI  
Additional detail Lobelia GloBI  
Additional detail Locust GloBI  
Additional detail Loganias GloBI  
Additional detail Loggerhead Shrike GloBI  
Additional detail Mallows GloBI  
Additional detail Mallows GloBI  
Additional detail Meadowbeauty GloBI  
Additional detail Melastomas GloBI  
Additional detail Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Mints GloBI  
Additional detail Morning-glories GloBI  
Additional detail Morning-glory GloBI  
Additional detail Nightshades GloBI  
Additional detail Obedient Plant GloBI  
Additional detail Papilionoideae GloBI  
Additional detail Pea Family GloBI  
Additional detail Pinkroot GloBI  
Additional detail Pinks GloBI  
Additional detail Plantains GloBI  
Additional detail Prairie Rosinweed GloBI  
Additional detail Purple Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Red Buckeye GloBI  
Additional detail Red Clover GloBI  
Additional detail Red Columbine GloBI  
Additional detail Robinieae GloBI  
Additional detail Royal Catchfly GloBI  
Additional detail Ruby-throated Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Scarlet Beebalm GloBI  
Additional detail Scarlet Indian Paintbrush GloBI  
Additional detail Sharp-shinned Hawk GloBI  
Additional detail Shrikes GloBI  
Additional detail Shrikes GloBI  
Additional detail Silphium GloBI  
Additional detail Small Cats GloBI  
Additional detail Soapberry Family GloBI  
Additional detail Solanoideae GloBI  
Additional detail Solomon's Seals GloBI  
Additional detail Spotted Jewelweed GloBI  
Additional detail Spring Larkspur GloBI  
Additional detail Swamp Fly Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Swamp Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Talus Slope Penstemon GloBI  
Additional detail Thalictroideae GloBI  
Additional detail Touch-me-not GloBI  
Additional detail Trumpet Creeper GloBI  
Additional detail Trumpet Vine GloBI  
Additional detail Virginia Bluebells GloBI  
Additional detail Wax Mallow GloBI  
Additional detail Wax Mallow GloBI  
Additional detail Wild Bergamot GloBI  
Additional detail Wildcat GloBI  
Additional detail Woodland Pinkroot GloBI  
Additional detail Yellow Jewelweed GloBI  
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWithreverse
interacts with
Additional detail Abutilon GloBI  
Additional detail American Fly Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Asparagus Family GloBI  
Additional detail Balsam Family GloBI  
Additional detail Beardtongue GloBI  
Additional detail Beebalms GloBI  
Additional detail Bignonias GloBI  
Additional detail Black Locust GloBI  
Additional detail Bluebells GloBI  
Additional detail Borage Family GloBI  
Additional detail Broomrape GloBI  
Additional detail Buckeye GloBI  
Additional detail Butter-print GloBI  
Additional detail Butterfly Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Campions GloBI  
Additional detail Canada Germander GloBI  
Additional detail Cardinal Flower GloBI  
Additional detail Clovers GloBI  
Additional detail Coffeetree GloBI  
Additional detail Common Evening Primrose GloBI  
Additional detail Common Morning Glory GloBI  
Additional detail Copper Iris GloBI  
Additional detail Coral Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Crimsoneyed Rosemallow GloBI  
Additional detail Crowfoot GloBI  
Additional detail Currants, Gooseberries GloBI  
Additional detail Daisy Family GloBI  
Additional detail Datureae GloBI  
Additional detail Dogbane Family GloBI  
Additional detail Downy Paintedcup GloBI  
Additional detail Eastern Beebalm GloBI  
Additional detail Eurosta GloBI  
Additional detail Evening Primroses GloBI  
Additional detail Evening-primroses GloBI  
Additional detail False Foxglove GloBI  
Additional detail Field Thistle GloBI  
Additional detail Firepink GloBI  
Additional detail Fruit Flies GloBI  
Additional detail Gay Feather GloBI  
Additional detail Germander GloBI  
Additional detail Giant Solomon's Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Golden Currant GloBI  
Additional detail Goldenrod Gall Fly GloBI  
Additional detail Gooseberries GloBI  
Additional detail Grape Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Hairy Solomon's Seal GloBI  
Additional detail Harebells GloBI  
Additional detail Hibiscus GloBI  
Additional detail Hog Peanut GloBI  
Additional detail Hogpeanut GloBI  
Additional detail Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Hybrid Cardinal Flower GloBI  
Additional detail Indian Paintbrush GloBI  
Additional detail Iris GloBI  
Additional detail Iris Family GloBI  
Additional detail Jimsonweed GloBI  
Additional detail Jimsonweed GloBI  
Additional detail Kansas Gayfeather GloBI  
Additional detail Kentucky Coffee Tree GloBI  
Additional detail Largeflower Yellow False Foxglove GloBI  
Additional detail Larkspur GloBI  
Additional detail Limber Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Lionsheart GloBI  
Additional detail Lobelia GloBI  
Additional detail Locust GloBI  
Additional detail Loganias GloBI  
Additional detail Mallows GloBI  
Additional detail Milkweed GloBI  
Additional detail Mints GloBI  
Additional detail Morning-glories GloBI  
Additional detail Morning-glory GloBI  
Additional detail Nightshades GloBI  
Additional detail Obedient Plant GloBI  
Additional detail Papilionoideae GloBI  
Additional detail Pea Family GloBI  
Additional detail Pickerel-weed GloBI  
Additional detail Pickerelweed GloBI  
Additional detail Pickerelweed GloBI  
Additional detail Pinkroot GloBI  
Additional detail Pinks GloBI  
Additional detail Plantains GloBI  
Additional detail Prairie Rosinweed GloBI  
Additional detail Red Buckeye GloBI  
Additional detail Red Clover GloBI  
Additional detail Robinieae GloBI  
Additional detail Royal Catchfly GloBI  
Additional detail Ruby-throated Hummingbird GloBI  
Additional detail Ruby-throated Hummingbird GloBI  
Additional detail Ruby-throated Hummingbirds GloBI  
Additional detail Scarlet Beebalm GloBI  
Additional detail Scarlet Indian Paintbrush GloBI  
Additional detail Silphium GloBI  
Additional detail Soapberry Family GloBI  
Additional detail Solanoideae GloBI  
Additional detail Solomon's Seals GloBI  
Additional detail Spotted Jewelweed GloBI  
Additional detail Spring Larkspur GloBI  
Additional detail Swamp Fly Honeysuckle GloBI  
Additional detail Talus Slope Penstemon GloBI  
Additional detail Thistles GloBI  
Additional detail Touch-me-not GloBI  
Additional detail Trumpet Creeper GloBI  
Additional detail Trumpet Vine GloBI  
Additional detail Virginia Bluebells GloBI  
Additional detail Wholeleaf Rosinweed GloBI  
Additional detail Wild Bergamot GloBI  
Additional detail Woodland Pinkroot GloBI  
Additional detail Yellow Jewelweed GloBI  
Additional detail Zigzag Iris GloBI  
  • pollinates
    moves pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma of a flower to accomplish fertilization.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/pollinates
pollinates
Additional detail Asparagus Family GloBI  
Additional detail False Yucca GloBI  
Additional detail Nicotianeae GloBI  
Additional detail Nicotianoideae GloBI  
Additional detail Nightshades GloBI  
Additional detail Redflower False Yucca GloBI  
Additional detail Tobaccos GloBI  

Life History and Behavior

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
nest type
Additional detail open cup Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
developmental mode
Additional detail altricial
  • altricial
    Parent(s) provide food and thermoregulation (e.g., passerines).
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/altricial
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
foraging time
Additional detail diurnal Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
parental care
Additional detail only female provides care
  • only female provides care
    Only the female feeds and nurtures offspring.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/parentalCareFemale
Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
clutch/brood/litter size
Additional detail 2 AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
log10 productivity
Additional detail -0.075 Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  
onset of fertility
Additional detail 1.0 years female AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
Additional detail 1.0 years male AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
litters per year
Additional detail 2 per year AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
total life span max
Additional detail 9.1 years AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
  • prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
prenatal development duration
Additional detail 13 days AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
migratory status
Additional detail migratory Energetics, lifestyle, and reproduction in birds (Sibly et al. 2012)  

Physiology and Cell Biology

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
  • basal metabolic rate
    Basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of energy expended daily by humans and other animals at rest. Rest is defined as existing in a neutrally temperate environment while in the post-absorptive state.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/SNOMEDCT/165109007
basal metabolic rate
Additional detail 0.0783 Watts AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Conservation

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
population trend
Additional detail Increasing IUCN  
conservation status
Additional detail least concern
  • least concern
    A taxon is Least Concern when it has been evaluated against the criteria and does not qualify for Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/leastConcern
IUCN  
extinction status
Additional detail extant Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology  

Database and Repository Coverage

Data about <i>Archilochus colubris</i>
type specimen repository
Additional detail National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM)
  • National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM)
    National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution (USNM), Washington, District of Columbia, USA. NMNH and USNM both refer to the National Museum of Natural History. Collections are associated with one or the other acronym. US, the US National Herbarium, is a collection within the National Museum of Natural History. URL for main institutional website: http://www.mnh.si.edu/rc/ URL for institutional specimen catalog: http://collections.mnh.si.edu/
    http://biocol.org/urn:lsid:biocol.org:col:34871
adult, male
National Museum of Natural History Collections  

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