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Metallura iracunda

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: Metallura
Species: Metallura iracunda

Name

Metallura iracunda (Wetmore, 1946)

References

Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 106 no.16 p.3


Vernacular names
English: Perija Metaltail

The Perijá Metaltail (Metallura iracunda) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is endemic to paramo and elfin forest at high altitudes of the Perijá Mountains in Colombia and Venezuela. It is threatened by habitat loss.
References

BirdLife International (2008). Metallura iracunda. In: IUCN 2008. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 5 February 2009.

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