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Heliangelus regalis

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 regalis


Heliangelus regalis (Fitzpatrick, Willard & Terborgh, 1979)


* Wilson Bulletin 91 p.177

Vernacular names
English: Royal Sunangel
Español: Colibrí Real
Français: Héliange Royale

The Royal Sunangel (Heliangelus regalis) is a species of hummingbird. It is endemic to subtropical elfin forests and shrub in the Andes of northern Peru and adjacent south-eastern Ecuador. It is endangered due to habitat loss. It is strongly sexually dichromatic, and while females resemble other female sunangels, males are unique with their iridescent dark blue plumage.


* BirdLife International 2008. Heliangelus regalis. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 13 May 2009..

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