Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Speckled Hummingbird (Adelomyia melanogenys) - HBW 5, p. 612

French: Colibri moucheté German: Schwarzohrkolibri Spanish: Colibrí Jaspeado
Other common names: Pipita

Taxonomy: Trochilus melanogenys Fraser, 1840, Bogotá, Colombia.
Systematic position poorly understood; the genera Phlogophilus, Anthocephala and Urosticte have been suggested as close relatives, some authors even considering all four to be congeneric; however, because monophyly of these four is doubtful, the monotypic status of Adelomyia is maintained. Seven subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • aeneosticta Simon, 1889 - N & C Venezuela.
  • melanogenys (Fraser, 1840) - Andes of W Venezuela (Mérida) and E Colombia S through E Andes to SC Peru.
  • cervina Gould, 1872 - W & C Andes of Colombia.

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  • aeneosticta Simon, 1889 - N & C Venezuela.
  • melanogenys (Fraser, 1840) - Andes of W Venezuela (Mérida) and E Colombia S through E Andes to SC Peru.
  • cervina Gould, 1872 - W & C Andes of Colombia.
  • connectens Meyer de Schauensee, 1945 - Huila (S Colombia).
  • maculata Gould, 1861 - Ecuador to N Peru.
  • chlorospila Gould, 1872 - SE Peru.
  • inornata (Gould, 1846) - Yungas of Bolivia and NW Argentina (Salta, Jujuy).