Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Marvellous Spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis) - HBW 5, p. 663

French: Loddigésie admirable German: Violettscheitel-Flaggensylphe Spanish: Colibrí Admirable
Other common names: Marvellous/Peruvian Racquet-tailed Hummingbird, Loddiges’s Spatuletail

Taxonomy: Trochilus mirabilis Bourcier, 1847, Chachapoyas, Peru.
Uncertain systematic affinities; possibly closely related to Heliactin and Heliothryx. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Peru, along E bank of R Utcubamba (Amazonas).