Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Bronze-tailed Comet (Polyonymus caroli) - HBW 5, p. 647

French: Colibri de Bourcier German: Rosenkehlsylphe Spanish: Colibrí Colibronce

Taxonomy: Trochilus Caroli Bourcier, 1847, no locality = Cajabamba, Peru.
Genus sometimes merged into Lesbia; affinities uncertain, but probably closely related to Taphrolesbia. Monotypic.

Distribution: C & S Peru: on Pacific slope; in W Andes (Cajamarca to W Arequipa); and from side valleys of R Marañón S to Huánuco and Huancavelica.