Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestitus) - HBW 5, p. 639

French: Érione pattue German: Violettkehl-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito Reluciente

Taxonomy: Ornismya vestita Lesson, 1838, Bogotá, Colombia.
Closely related to E. nigrivestis and E. derbyi. Race paramillo isolated in range from the other populations and morphologically fairly distinct; differences slighter between nominate and race smaragdinipectus. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • paramillo (Chapman, 1917) - N parts of W & C Andes of Colombia.
  • vestitus (Lesson, 1838) - NW Venezuela and E Andes of Colombia.
  • smaragdinipectus Gould, 1868 - SW Colombia and Andes of Ecuador and extreme N Peru.

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