Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Bearded Mountaineer (Oreonympha nobilis) - HBW 5, p. 648

French: Colibri noble German: Weißhalssylphe Spanish: Colibrí Noble

Taxonomy: Oreonympha nobilis Gould, 1869, Tinta, 11,500 feet [c. 3500 m], Peru.
A distinctive species which may be closest to Oxypogon guerinii, based mainly on plumage coloration. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • albolimbata Berlioz, 1938 - CW Peru (Huancavelica and S basin of R Apurímac).
  • nobilis Gould, 1869 - Andes of SC Peru (Apurímac and Urubamba Valleys, in Cuzco).

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