Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hummingbirds :: Purple-backed Thornbill

Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum

Described by: Boissonneau (1840)
Alternate common name(s): Thorn-billed Hummingbird, Purple-tailed Comet
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


near Papallacta, Ecuador - Sep 6, 2007 © Kanae Hirabayashi 
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Andes of n. to cw. South America;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Nw. Venezuela.
(2) Colombia and Ecuador.
(3) Peru.
(4) N. Bolivia.
Purple-tailed Comet: Colombia (Popoyan) and Ecuador.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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