Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Neblina Metaltail (Metallura odomae) - HBW 5, p. 652

French: Métallure de Chinguela German: Purpurkehl-Glanzschwänzchen Spanish: Metalura del Chinguela

Taxonomy: Metallura odomae Graves, 1980, Cerro Chinguela, c. 5 km north-east of Sapalache, Piura, Peru.
Forms superspecies with M. aeneocauda, M. eupogon, M. theresiae, M. baroni and M. williami; recently recorded as occurring sympatrically with M. williami atrigularis in Podocarpus National Park (S Ecuador), indicating that this part of superspecies may not hold good. Sometimes considered to be a race of M. eupogon, but differences in coloration, together with geographical separation, justify their treatment as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: S Ecuador (S Loja) and adjacent extreme N Peru (N Piura).

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