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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trochiliformes
Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Boissonneaua
Species: B. flavescens - B. jardini - B. matthewsii


Boissonneaua, Reichenbach, 1854


* J.Orn. 1 Beil.zuExtraheft p.11

Boissonneaua is a small genus of hummingbirds in the family Trochilidae. They are found in humid Andean forests from western Venezuela to southern Peru. They have a straight black bill, contrasting outer rectrices, and a distinctive habit of quickly lifting both wings up shortly after landing, thereby revealing their rufous underwing coverts.

The genus contains three species:[1]

Image Scientific name Common Name Distribution
Chestnut-breasted Coronet (Boissonneaua matthewsii) 1.jpg Boissonneaua matthewsii Chestnut-breasted coronet Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens) 6.jpg Boissonneaua flavescens Buff-tailed coronet Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela.
Boissonneaua jardinii (Colibrí alirrufo) (14124248086).jpg Boissonneaua jardini Velvet-purple coronet western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.


Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Hummingbirds". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 2 January 2020.

Restall, R., Rodner, C., & Lentino, M. (2006). Birds of Northern South America. Vol. 1 & 2. Helm, London. ISBN 0-7136-7242-0 (vol. 1); ISBN 0-7136-7243-9 (vol. 2).

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