Trochilus (——?) ruficeps
Previously placed in genus Metallura; alternatively, has been separated in monotypic genus Selatopogon. Birds of Ecuador have been described as a geographical race, aureofastigatum, but this variation now shown to be one extreme of a clinal character progression involving coloration of ornamental throat feathers. Monotypic.
E slope of Andes of SE Ecuador (Zamora-Chinchipe) through Peru to WC Bolivia (Yungas of Cochabamba). Single record from Pan de Azúcar, in C Andes of Colombia, where status uncertain.
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Status and conservation
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