Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Fire-throated Metaltail (Metallura eupogon) - HBW 5, p. 652

French: Métallure à gorge feu German: Feuerkehl-Glanzschwänzchen Spanish: Metalura Barbafuego

Taxonomy: Urolampra eupogon Cabanis, 1874, Maraynioc, Junín, Peru.
Forms superspecies with M. aeneocauda, M. theresiae, M. odomae, M. baroni and M. williami. Sometimes considered to include M. odomae and (in past) M. baroni as races, but differences in coloration, together with geographical separation, justify their treatment as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: E slope of Andes in C Peru, from immediately S of R Huallaga in Huánuco to R Apurímac.

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