Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae) - HBW 5, p. 652

French: Métallure de Thérèse German: Kupferglanzschwänzchen Spanish: Metalura de Teresa

Taxonomy: Metallura theresiae Simon, 1902, Tayabamba, Department of Pataz, Peru.
Forms superspecies with M. aeneocauda, M. eupogon, M. odomae, M. baroni and M. williami. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • parkeri Graves, 1981 - Cordillera de Colán (N Peru).
  • theresiae Simon, 1902 - both slopes of Andes E of R Marañón and S to Cordillera Carpish N of R Huallaga, Huánuco (NE Peru).

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