Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Violet-capped Hummingbird (Goldmania violiceps) - HBW 5, p. 581

French: Colibri à calotte violette German: Violettkappenkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Goldman
Other common names: Goldman’s Hummingbird

Taxonomy: Goldmania violiceps Nelson, 1911, Cerro Azul, 3000 feet [c. 1000 m], north-west of Chepo, Panama.
Linked with Goethalsia, with which shares the long, stiffened central undertail-coverts; one proposal, based on external morphology, suggests placing present species in Hylocharis; general behaviour, however, indicates close affinities with Chlorostilbon. Monotypic.

Distribution: C Panama (Cerro Azul, Cerro Bruja, Cerro Tacarcuna) to extreme NW Colombia.

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