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
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RangeAndes of n. to cw. South America;
Highly fragmented distribution;
(1) Nw. Venezuela.
(2) Colombia and Ecuador.
(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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