Trochilus (Calothorax) Calliope
Real del Monte, Hidalgo, Mexico.
Previously placed in monotypic genus Stellula; has sometimes been included in Mellisuga or, alternatively, in Archilochus. Recent molecular study indicates that it belongs in present genus#R. Proposed race lowei (Guerrero) based on a winter specimen, and claimed differences fall within normal range of variation. Monotypic.
SW Canada (C & E British Columbia and SW Alberta) S through W USA in Rocky Mts and Sierra Nevada (Washington to California and E to Wyoming and W Colorado) to extreme NW Mexico (N Baja California). Winters in WC & SC Mexico (SE Sinaloa to EC Oaxaca).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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