Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Perija Metaltail (Metallura iracunda) - HBW 5, p. 651

French: Métallure dorée German: Rotschwanz-Glanzschwänzchen Spanish: Metalura Iracunda

Taxonomy: Metallura iracunda Wetmore, 1946, above Airoca, Sierra de Perijá, Magdalena, Colombia.
Most closely related to M. tyrianthina, but sympatric with it. Monotypic.

Distribution: Perijá Mts of N Colombia and adjacent Venezuela (Cerro Pintado, Cerro Tetari and probably Sabana Rubia).

  • Endangered
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