Black-breasted hillstar

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Black-breasted Hillstar
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Oreotrochilus
Species: O. melanogaster
Binomial name
Oreotrochilus melanogaster
Gould, 1847

The Black-breasted Hillstar (Oreotrochilus melanogaster) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in scrub at altitudes of 3,500 to 4,400 metres (11,500 to 14,400 ft) in the Andes of central Peru. Unlike the other hillstars, the tail, chest and belly of the male Black-breasted Hillstar are almost entirely black.

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