G. R. Graves, 1993,
Description based on a specimen purchased in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1909. This was thought to be an example of what had been named Neolesbia nehrkorni, type specimen of which had been lost; for a long time, latter was considered by most authorities to be a hybrid between Aglaiocercus kingi and probably Thalurania (T. furcata or T. colombica), although some argued that it was more likely a valid and probably extinct species related to H. regalis. Recent molecular study#R indicates that it is an independent species, belonging alongside Aglaiocercus and Taphrolesbia griseiventris; the generic affiliation thus probably needs to be changed. Monotypic.
Not known. Specimen suspected to have been collected in E Andes of Colombia, possibly in submontane forest towards Magdalena Valley.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!