Amethyst-throated mountaingem

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Amethyst-throated mountaingem
Lampornis amethystinus margaritae 1902.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Lampornis
Species: L. amethystinus
Binomial name
Lampornis amethystinus
Swainson, 1827

The amethyst-throated mountaingem or amethyst-throated hummingbird (Lampornis amethystinus) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. One confirmed sighting of a male Amethyst-throated hummingbird had occurred in West Texas by Cornell Lab of Orthinology on one of their online live webcams on October 15, 2016.