Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Black-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis nigrivestis) - HBW 5, p. 639

French: Érione à robe noire German: Schwarzbauch-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito Pechinegro

Taxonomy: Trochilus nigrivestis Bourcier and Mulsant, 1852, Tumbaco, Ecuador.
Closely related to E. vestitus and E. derbyi. Doubtful species “E. soederstroemi” is regarded by some authors as a hybrid of present species and E. luciani, or a race or aberrant form of E. godini. Monotypic.

Distribution: NW Ecuador, mainly on volcanoes Pichincha and Atacazo, but also known from Imbabura; recent records only from ridge crests of Frutillas, Yanacocha, Cerro Alaspungo and Cerro Pugsi.

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