Purple-crowned Fairy (Heliothryx barroti) - HBW 5, p. 663
French: Colibri féerique
Spanish: Colibrí Hada Occidental
Other common names: Barrot’s Fairy
Taxonomy: Trochilus Barroti Bourcier, 1843, Cartagena, Colombia.
Forms superspecies with H. aurita, with which sometimes regarded as conspecific; a narrow zone of distributional overlap exists in NW Colombia, but both taxa maintain their distinctness. Monotypic.
Distribution: SE Mexico (E Tabasco, NE Chiapas) and Belize S on Caribbean slope to Nicaragua, then both slopes of Costa Rica and Panama through W Colombia (E to lower and middle Magdalena Valley, S to N Caldas) to SW Ecuador (El Oro).
- Least Concern
- No sound recordings available yet