Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps) - HBW 5, p. 579

French: Colibri à tête cuivrée German: Bronzekopf-Elvirakolibri Spanish: Esmeralda Capirotada

Taxonomy: Eupherusa cupreiceps Lawrence, 1866, Barranca, Costa Rica.
Genus sometimes merged into Eupherusa. Species has occasionally been awarded monospecific genus Lawrencius. Population of Cordillera de Guanacaste (N Costa Rica) probably deserves recognition as a separate race. Monotypic.

Distribution: Highlands of N & C Costa Rica: Caribbean slope, reaching Pacific slope in upper parts of N Cordillera de Guanacaste and N Cordillera de Tilarán.

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