Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)

Turquoise-throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini)


Taxonomy

French: Érione turquoise German: Türkiskehl-Höschenkolibri Spanish: Calzadito turquesa
Taxonomy:

Trochilus Godini

Bourcier

, 1851,

Guayabamba, Ecuador

.

Closely related to E. cupreoventris. Described form E. soderstromi is regarded by some authors as a race or aberrant form of present species, or a hybrid of E. nigrivestis x E. luciani. Monotypic.

Distribution:

NW Ecuador (N Pichincha); perhaps also SW Colombia. Possibly extinct.

Descriptive notes

10–11 cm. Male has straight, black bill; upperparts shining golden green turning to bluish-green on rump and uppertail-coverts; glittering green below with diffused... read more

Voice

Unknown.

Habitat

The only specimen with locality data was collected in Guayllabamba in NW Ecuador at an elevation... read more

Food and feeding

Feeding habits unknown.

Breeding

Clutch two white eggs; incubation by female. No further information available, but habits probably similar to those of congeners.

Movements

Probably sedentary.

Status and conservation

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED (POSSIBLY EXTINCT). CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Chocó EBA. Little known and might even be extinct. Evidence of species amounts... read more

Recommended citation

Heynen, I., Sharpe, C.J. & Boesman, P. (2018). Turquoise-throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/55588 on 10 December 2018).