Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Blue-throated Goldentail (Hylocharis eliciae) - HBW 5, p. 589

French: Saphir d’Elicia German: Goldschwanz-Saphirkolibri Spanish: Zafiro de Elicia
Other common names: Blue-throated Sapphire

Taxonomy: Trochilus Eliciæ Bourcier and Mulsant, 1846, no locality = Cobán, Alta Vera Paz, Guatemala.
Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • eliciae (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) - SE Mexico and Belize pathcily S to S Costa Rica.
  • earina Wetmore, 1967 - W Panama, including Coiba I and islands in Bay of Panama, to extreme NW Colombia.

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