Black-thighed puffleg

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Black-thighed puffleg
Eriocnemis derbyi (Paramero rabihorcado) (15484965256).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Eriocnemis
Species: E. derbyi
Binomial name
Eriocnemis derbyi
Delattre & Bourcier, 1846
Synonyms

Eriocnemis derbianus

The black-thighed puffleg (Eriocnemis derbyi) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found at humid forest edge and ravines in the Andean highlands of Colombia and northern Ecuador. It is threatened by habitat loss. As suggested by its name, the feathering around its legs is black, which is unique among the pufflegs. Otherwise its plumage is green with a contrastingly black tail.

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