Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Bearded Helmetcrest (Oxypogon guerinii) - HBW 5, p. 648

French: Colibri casqué German: Helmkolibri Spanish: Colibrí Chivito
Other common names: Guerin’s Helmetcrest

Taxonomy: Ornismia Guerinii Boissonneau, 1840, Bogotá, Colombia.
Closely related to Oreonympha, Metallura and Chalcostigma. Based on morphological differences, the races could be considered four separate species. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • cyanolaemus Salvin & Godman, 1880 - NE Colombia (Santa Marta).
  • lindenii (Parzudaki, 1845) - Andes of NW Venezuela (Mérida, Trujillo).
  • guerinii (Boissonneau, 1840) - E Andes of Colombia (S to Cundinamarca).
  • stuebelii A. B. Meyer, 1884 - C Colombia (Nevado del Ruiz).