Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Empress Brilliant (Heliodoxa imperatrix) - HBW 5, p. 616

French: Brillant impératrice German: Rotstern-Brilliantkolibri Spanish: Brillante Emperador
Other common names: Empress Eugenie’s Hummingbird

Taxonomy: Eugenia imperatrix Gould, 1856, Andean forests in the neighbourhood of Quito (probably Pacific slope).
Long segregated in monospecific genus Eugenia on the basis of its long, very deeply forked tail. Monotypic.

Distribution: Pacific slope from WC Colombia to NW Ecuador.

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