Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Rainbow-bearded Thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani) - HBW 5, p. 656

French: Métallure arc-en-ciel German: Weißspitzen-Glanzschwänzchen Spanish: Colibrí de Herrán
Other common names: Herran’s Thornbill

Taxonomy: Trochilus Herrani DeLattre and Bourcier, 1846, Pasto, Colombia.
In past, sometimes separated in monospecific genus Eupogonus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • tolimae Kleinschmidt, 1927 - Volcán Tolima in C Andes of Colombia.
  • herrani (DeLattre & Bourcier, 1846) - W Andes of Colombia (Munchique to Nariño) through both slopes in Ecuador to N Peru (Piura).

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