Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Golden-breasted Puffleg (Eriocnemis mosquera) - HBW 5, p. 640

French: Érione à poitrine d'or German: Goldbrust-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito de Mosquera

Taxonomy: Trochilus Mosquera DeLattre and Bourcier, 1846, Pasto, Colombia.
Birds from N part of C Cordillera of Colombia are slightly greener in overall coloration and have a longer bill; these were formerly awarded race bogotensis, but as variation is clinal subspecific rank is not appropriate. Monotypic.

Distribution: SW & C Andes of Colombia (S from Caldas) to NW Ecuador. Contrary to previous reports, does not occur in E Andes of Colombia.

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