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This image was taken 100 meters from a perfect jamesoni (which is also uploaded here). The two (sub)species are apparently sympatric here. What refers to soderstromi is apparently hybrids/intergrades between chimborazo and jamesoni. It is obvious that a small vulcano like Quilotoa at the lower altitude range, can't hold an endemic taxon, specially since both other taxa occur here too. It should be deleted.
CitationRoger Ahlman, IBC1377022. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1377022.
Roger Ahlman, IBC1377022. Photo of Ecuadorian Hillstar Oreotrochilus chimborazo at Quilotoa Volcano, Ecuador. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1377022.
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