Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Shining-green Hummingbird (Lepidopyga goudoti) - HBW 5, p. 587

French: Colibri de Goudot German: Grünkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Goudot
Other common names: Luminous Hummingbird (luminosa)

Taxonomy: Trochilus Goudoti Bourcier, 1843, Ibagué, Magdalena Valley, Colombia.
Race luminosa (perhaps including phaeochroa) has sometimes been treated as a separate species. Four subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • luminosa (Lawrence, 1862) - coastal lowlands of N Colombia.
  • goudoti (Bourcier, 1843) - middle and upper Magdalena Valley (C Colombia).
  • zuliae Cory, 1918 - N & W parts of L Maracaibo basin (extreme NE Colombia and NW Venezuela).
  • phaeochroa Todd, 1942 - S & E parts of L Maracaibo basin (NW Venezuela).

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