Boissonneaua

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Boissonneaua
BuffTailedCoronent.jpg
Buff-tailed coronet, Boissonneaua flavescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Trochilinae
Genus: Boissonneaua
L. Reichenbach, 1854
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3, see text

Boissonneaua is a small genus of hummingbirds in the Trochilidae family. They are found in humid Andean forests from western Venezuela to southern Peru. They have a straight black bill, contrasting outer rectrices, and a distinctive habit of quickly lifting both wings up shortly after landing, thereby revealing their rufous underwing coverts.

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