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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Archosauromorpha
Cladus: Crurotarsi
Divisio: Archosauria
Subsectio: Ornithodira
Subtaxon: Dinosauromorpha
Cladus: Dinosauria
Ordo: Saurischia
Cladus: Eusaurischia
Cladus: Theropoda
Cladus: Neotheropoda
Infraclassis: Aves
Cladus: Euavialae
Cladus: Avebrevicauda
Cladus: Pygostylia
Cladus: Ornithothoraces
Cladus: Euornithes
Cladus: Ornithuromorpha
Cladus: Ornithurae
Cladus: Carinatae
Parvclassis: Neornithes
Cohors: Neognathae
Ordo: Apodiformes

Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Urochroa
Species: Urochroa bougueri

Urochroa bougueri (Bourcier, 1851)

Trochilus bougueri (protonym)

Primary references

Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaire des Seances de l'Academie des Sciences 32 p.186

Additional references

Donegan, T.M., Quevedo. A., Verhelst, J.C., Cortés-Herrera, O., Ellery, T. & Salaman, P.G.W. 2015. Revision of the status of bird species occurring or reported in Colombia 2015, with discussion of BirdLife International's new taxonomy. Conservación Colombiana 23: 3–48. Full article (PDF)Reference page.

Vernacular names
English: Rufous-gaped hillstar
español: Colibrí gorgirrufo

The rufous-gaped hillstar (Urochroa bougueri) formerly known as white-tailed hillstar is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae, and one of two species in the genus Urochroa. It is found in humid montane forest in southern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru. It has two species, the nominate species on the west Andean slope, and U. leucura on the east Andean slope. The two differ most conspicuously in that the former has a broad orange malar, which the latter lacks. Both have a straight black bill, greenish upperparts, a blue throat, grey belly, and extensive white to the tail. Although sharing the name hillstar with the members of the genus Oreotrochilus, they are quite different and not closely related.


BirdLife International (2016). "Urochroa bougueri". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T22725814A94902822. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22725814A94902822.en. Retrieved 12 November 2021.

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