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Alternative name: Oaxaca Hummingbird

Eupherusa cyanophrys
Photo by fbeeldens
La Soledad, Oaxaca, Mexico, January 2007

Identification

11 cm
Male

  • Green below
  • Turquoise-blue crown
  • White undertail

Female

  • Green crown
  • White postocular spot
  • Grey ear-coverts
  • Grey underparts

Immature is similar to female

Distribution

Endemic to southern Mexico (Sierra de Miahuatlán of Oaxaca).

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Highland forests.

Status

Classified as Endangered in the 2008 IUCN Red List2.

Behaviour

References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. BirdLife International

Recommended Citation

External Links

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