Trochilus (Lampornis) aurescens
locality unclear (north Brazil and east Peru both suggested).
Until recently often placed in monotypic genus Polyplancta, but morphological and behavioural parallels, supported by genetic analysis, suggest that species belongs in Heliodoxa; probably closely related to H. schreibersii and H. whitelyana. In the past, was occasionally placed in genus Clytolaema. Despite fairly extensive range, shows only slight degree of variation. Monotypic.
S Venezuela (S Amazonas, Bolívar) through Amazonian Colombia (W Putumayo, Vaupés, Amazonas), E Ecuador and E Peru (S to Puno) to N Bolivia (Pando, Beni, Cochabamba) and NW Brazil (Amazonas and S Pará S to Rondônia; recorded on Marajó I).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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