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Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Purple-throated Woodstar (Calliphlox mitchellii) - HBW 5, p. 668

French: Colibri de Mitchell German: Purpurkehl-Sternkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Mitchell
Other common names: Mitchell’s Woodstar

Taxonomy: Trochilus Mitchellii Bourcier, 1847, Zimapán, Ecuador.
Often separated in genus Philodice, alone, or with C. bryantae, sometimes also C. evelynae, and less commonly Tilmatura dupontii. Birds from Panama were initially misidentified as Chaetocercus heliodor. Monotypic.

Distribution: E Panama (Darién) through W Colombia (both slopes of the W Andes) to W Ecuador (S to El Oro and Loja).