Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Rufous-shafted Woodstar (Chaetocercus jourdanii) - HBW 5, p. 678

French: Colibri de Jourdan German: Rotfahnenelfe Spanish: Colibrí de Jourdan
Other common names: Jourdan’s Woodstar

Taxonomy: Ornismya Jourdanii Bourcier, 1839, Trinidad.
Often treated as sole member of present genus, but no evidence in external morphology for treatment in a different genus from those species traditionally placed in Acestrura. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • jourdanii (Bourcier, 1839) - Trinidad and NE Venezuela (mountains of Cumaná).
  • rosae (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1846) - highlands of N Venezuela (Zulia to Distrito Federal).
  • andinus Phelps & Phelps, Jr., 1949 - Andes of Venezuela (Lara to Táchira) and E Andes of N Colombia.

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