Coeligena violifer albicaudata
Schuchmann and Züchner, 1998,
Dept. Cuzco, Cordillera Vilcabamba, Peru.
Probably closely related to C. lutetiae, C. bonapartei, C. eos and C. helianthea. Hitherto considered one of four races of C. violifer, but differs from others in white vs rufous in tail (3); steel-blue vs green or turquoise frons (2); and female’s distinctly whitish (albeit green-spotted) throat and whitish belly (2). Monotypic.
Apurímac drainage, in NE Ayacucho, N Apurímac and SW Cuzco (S Peru).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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