Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Garnet-throated Hummingbird (Lamprolaima rhami) - HBW 5, p. 612

French: Colibri à gorge grenat German: Granatkehlkolibri Spanish: Colibrí Alicastaño

Taxonomy: Ornismya Rhami Lesson, 1838, Mexico.
Possibly belongs in Basilinna. Proposed races occidentalis (Guerrero) and saturatior (Honduras and N El Salvador) based on colour and size variation, but both patterns are either age-dependent or clinal in character and thus unsuitable criteria for subspecific recognition. Monotypic.

Distribution: C & S Mexico (Guerrero, Puebla and W Veracruz S through Oaxaca to Chiapas) S to Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

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