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Eriocnemis godini

Identification

10-11 cm. Green, turquoise throat, violet blue untertailcoverts and a straight black bill, gold green upperparts and underparts, bue-green rump and uppertail coverts, blue-black forked tail. The females lacked the throat patches, its plumage was less light and the belly was more golden. It had strikingly leg-puffs of dense white downy feather tufts.

Distribution

Ecuador.

Taxonomy

Habitat

Scrubland plains.

Status

Classified as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List, and is possibly extinct1.

Behaviour

References

BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Eriocnemis godini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2/8/2008.

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