Black Metaltail (Metallura phoebe) - HBW 5, p. 653
French: Métallure phébé
Spanish: Metalura Negra
Taxonomy: Ornismya phoebe Lesson and DeLattre, 1839, Andes of Peru.
Differences in body size and plumage colours have been detected between populations in N Peru and C Peru, but specimens from linking areas require study before division into two races can be considered. Monotypic.
Distribution: Andes of Peru: Pacific slope; in N Peru, E of R Marañón, with single record from W (Jalca de Soquian); and also in C Peru (Huánuco, Junín). Possibly extends into extreme N Chile; two old specimens supposedly from Bolivia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Locality Colca Canyon, Arequipa Department, Peru
Lior Kislev 18 December 2009 4 years ago 4.3
A perched adult with some pollen on its face.
Locality Huascarán National Park, Ancash Department, Peru (Monotypic species)
Ken Havard 5 June 2012 3 years ago 4
perched close to a Polylepis forest
Locality Huascarán National Park, Ancash Department, Peru
Roberto Pujana 9 January 2012 3 years ago 3.3
Lone male. Fist took a bath on the river and then dried up on a tree
Locality Río Chonta, Cajamarca Department, Peru
auf 6 August 2008 5 years ago 2.8
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