Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Purple-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus viola) - HBW 5, p. 637

French: Héliange violette German: Purpurkehl-Sonnennymphe Spanish: Colibrí Violeta

Taxonomy: Heliotrypha viola Gould, 1853, banks of River Marañón = Chachapoyas, Peru.
Relationships with congeners poorly known. Monotypic.

Distribution: W slope of Andes in S Ecuador and N Peru (S in W to Cajamarca, in E to Amazonas).