Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti) - HBW 5, p. 673
French: Colibri d’Elliot
Spanish: Colibrí de Elliot
Taxonomy: Atthis ellioti Ridgway, 1878, Volcán de Fuego, Guatemala.
Genus probably closely related to Selasphorus, and sometimes merged into it. Forms superspecies with A. heloisa, with which has been considered conspecific; however, they differ in courtship behaviour, song structure, wing morphology, and coloration, and thus merit treatment as separate species. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- ellioti Ridgway, 1878 - highlands of S Mexico (Chiapas) and Guatemala.
- selasphoroides Griscom, 1932 - highlands of Honduras.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Locality Chelemhá Cloud Forest Reserve, Alta Verapaz Department, Guatemala (ssp ellioti)
Knut Eisermann 25 September 2008 3 years ago 4.8
A perched female.
Locality El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, Chiapas State, Mexico (Southern) (ssp ellioti)
Ken Havard 10 February 2013 10 weeks ago 3.6