Black-breasted Hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster) - HBW 5, p. 624
French: Colibri à plastron noir
Spanish: Colibrí Pechinegro
Taxonomy: Oreotrochilus melanogaster Gould, 1847, no locality = Maraynioc, Junín, Peru.
On present knowledge, it is not fully clear whether this is a melanistic representative of the O.estella superspecies or an independent species. Monotypic.
Distribution: C Peru, in Junín and Huancavelica and locally into adjacent mountains of Ancash, Lima, Pasco and Ayacucho.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male perched on top of a bush. This is an Peruvian Endemic. Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 6 November 2012 2 years ago 41 sec 3.7
perched and flying away Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 6 November 2012 2 years ago 30 sec 3.5
Male sitting on top a spiny high altitude bush
Locality Marcapomacocha, Junín Department, Peru
Dubi Shapiro 31 October 2011 3 years ago 4.5
Female in brush along edge of road (Hwy 116, dirt road 16 km west of main road interesection).
Locality Santa Eulalia Valley, Lima Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
RLewis0727 18 January 2014 1 year ago 3.4
A perched male.
Locality Junín National Reserve, Peru (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 14 June 2012 2 years ago 3.2
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