Purple-chested hummingbird

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Purple-chested hummingbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Amazilia
A. rosenbergi
Binomial name
Amazilia rosenbergi
Boucard, 1895

The purple-chested hummingbird (Amazilia rosenbergi) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and heavily degraded former forest. It is commonly hunted for the supposed medicinal properties of its beak by indigenous peoples in the area.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Amazilia rosenbergi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.