Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Damophila julie) - HBW 5, p. 587

French: Colibri julie German: Juliakolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Julia
Other common names: Julie’s Hummingbird

Taxonomy: Ornismyia [sic] julie Bourcier, 1842, Tunja, Colombia.
Affinities unclear; genus possibly close to Thalurania or Chlorostilbon. Three subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • panamensis Berlepsch, 1884 - C Panama (Canal Zone, both slopes of Darién); also reported, apparently in error, from Costa Rica.
  • julie (Bourcier, 1842) - N & C Colombia, E to Santa Marta, Magdalena Valley and Tolima.
  • feliciana (Lesson, 1844) - SW Colombia (Nariño) through W Ecuador to NW Peru (Tumbes).

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