Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Tourmaline Sunangel (Heliangelus exortis) - HBW 5, p. 636

French: Héliange tourmaline German: Grünband-Sonnennymphe Spanish: Colibrí Turmalina

Taxonomy: Trochilus exortis Fraser, 1840, Guaduas, Colombia.
Closely related to H. micraster and often regarded as conspecific. Coloration of throat region in female is subject to much variation; nevertheless, most patterns of variation appear irregular and not correlated with distribution, so no races can be determined. Monotypic.

Distribution: Andes of Colombia (all three ranges) and E slope of Andes in adjacent NW Ecuador.