Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis) - HBW 5, p. 637

French: Héliange royal German: Blaue Sonnennymphe Spanish: Colibrí Real

Taxonomy: Heliangelus regalis Fitzpatrick et al., 1979, Cordillera del Cóndor, Peru.
This recently discovered species is distinguished from all other members of the genus by its almost entirely dark blue plumage and its deeply forked tail; female resembles those of several congeners, notably H. mavors; however, present species is apparently not closely related to any congener. Monotypic.

Distribution: N Peru on isolated Cordillera del Condor (Cajamarca) and E slope of Andes (San Martín).

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