Black metaltail

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Black metaltail
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Metallura
Species: M. phoebe
Binomial name
Metallura phoebe

The black metaltail (Metallura phoebe) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Peru and far northern Chile. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and subtropical or tropical high-altitude shrubland.


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