Coeligena bonapartei consita
Wetmore and Phelps, Jr, 1952,
Venezuela: Zulia, Sierra de Perijá, upper Rio Negro, south-western base of Cerro Tetari, 2900 m.
Hitherto considered conspecific with C. bonapartei, but differs in its strong rufous band on wing (obvious at rest and in flight) vs all-dusky wing (3); smaller and deeper blue central throat patch (2); brighter, more golden tail and underparts, with rufescent discs on lower breast (ns); pale leaf-green, not full metallic green, cap in male (ns); bright orange vs white spot behind eye in female (2). It differs from C. eos in its slightly longer bill (33 mm vs 30 mm) (allow 1); all golden-green vs bronze-green-tipped pale rufous tail (3); smaller, bluer, less violet central throat patch in male (2); bright orange vs white spot behind eye in female (2); rufous-orange chin and throat vs cinnamon chin and throat with green discs in female (ns); underparts more golden, less rufous, so that eos looks darker on body but paler on tail than consita (ns). Monotypic.
Sierra de Perijá, along Colombia–Venezuela border.
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Status and conservation
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