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Heliangelus amethysticollis

Heliangelus amethysticollis

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: Heliangelus
Species: Heliangelus amethysticollis
Subspecies H. a. amethysticollis - H. a. decolor - H. a. laticlavius - H. a. spencei - H. a. violiceps


Heliangelus amethysticollis, (d'Orbigny & Lafresnaye, 1838)


Magasin de Zoologie 8 cl.2 p.31

Vernacular names
English: Amethyst-throated Sunangel
Français: Héliange à gorge améthyste

It is found in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest.

The taxonomy of this species is uncertain. The subspecies spencei is recognised by Sibley and Monroe as a full species, the Merida Sunangel, H. spencie (Bourcier 1847), but other authorities lump it with Longuemare's Sunangel, H. clarisse of Colombia and Venezuela or consider both spencei and clarisse as subspecies of Amethyst-throated Sunangel.


* BirdLife International 2006. Heliangelus amethysticollis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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