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Heliangelus viola

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 viola


Heliangelus viola, Gould, 1853)


* A monograph of the Trochilidae, or family of humming-birds. pt5 pl.1

Vernacular names
English: Purple-throated Sunangel

The Purple-throated Sunangel, Heliangelus viola, is a species of midsized hummingbird in the genus Heliangelus. It is found in western Ecuador and northwestern Peru.[1] Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest at an elevation ranging from 2150 to 3050 meters.[2] It forages in the midstory of the forest for nectar.[3] The sunangel is one of the more common hummingbirds in the Andean highlands and is more habituated to both human settlement and open habitats than many of its relatives. It is listed by the IUCN as a species of Least Concern due to its large range and its treatment as a frequently-seen species across much of its range.[3]

1. ^ "Purple-throated Sunangel Heliangelus viola". Mangoverde World Bird Guide. http://www.mangoverde.com/birdsound/spec/spec86-245.html. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
2. ^ BirdLife International 2004. Heliangelus viola. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.
3. ^ a b "Heliangelus viola". Zipcode Zoo. 2007. http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/H/Heliangelus_viola.asp. Retrieved 2008-01-14.

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