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Photo © by edenwatcher
A male photographed in Tapichalaca, Ecuador.

Alternative name: Flame-throated Sunangel

Heliangelus micraster

Heliangelus micrastur


Commonly known as the Flame-throated Sunangel.


Ecuador and Peru


Two subspecies are recognized[1].

  • H. m. micraster
    • Andes of se Ecuador and adjacent n Peru
  • H. m. cutervensis
    • Andes of nw Peru (Cajamarca)


Montane forest



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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