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Inca de Frontino hummingbird

Coeligena orina

Description:

Coeligena orina was known for over 50 years as a subspecies Coeligena bonapartei given by Wetmore in 1953 of a skin of an immature individual (Carriker 1954) (del Hoyo et public. al.1999) and reported as type locality in the mountains of Frontino Antioquia in the north end of the western mountains. In 2004 Niels Krabbe and a group of biologists rediscovered at the type locality and upload it to propose species category. This species is endemic to the western mountains of Colombia, and Coeligena helianthea Coeligena bonapartei, something sympatric species are restricted to the eastern range and is only lutetiae Coeligena by the central cordillera being geographically related Coeligena orina

Notes:

when I saw this beautiful hummingbird had nothing but my phone to take a picture, sorry for the blurry photo

2 Species ID Suggestions

Shining-green Hummingbird
Lepidopyga goudoti Shining-green Hummingbird
Inca de Frontino hummingbird
Coeligena orina http://www.thc-fc.org/PDF/CorinaESP.pdf


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...In 2004 Niels Krabbe and a group of biologists rediscovered at the type locality and upload it to propose species category. This species is endemic to the western mountains of Colombia...

Antioquia, Colombia

Spotted on Apr 11, 2010
Submitted on Apr 11, 2013

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