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Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) - HBW 5, p. 564

French: Colibri huppé German: Antillenhaubenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí Crestado
Other common names: Crested Hummingbird

Taxonomy: Trochilus cristatus Linnaeus, 1758, Barbados.
Closely related to Chrysolampis, and may even be congeneric. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • exilis (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - E Puerto Rico S through Lesser Antilles to St Lucia.
  • ornatus Gould, 1861 - St Vincent.
  • cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Barbados.
  • emigrans Lawrence, 1877 - Grenadines and Grenada.