Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas.
Sometimes separated, along with Calliphlox bryantae and Calliphlox mitchellii, in genus Philodice; in older works also separated in Nesophlox, alone or occasionally with Calliphlox bryantae. Has been demonstrated that present species is sister to genus Mellisuga#R and that it and N. lyrura fall within a clade that also includes Mellisuga and Archilochus#R. Until recently considered conspecific with N. lyrura. Proposed race salita, from Caicos Is, not separable from nominate. Monotypic.
Bahamas (except Inagua) and Caicos Is.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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