Booted racket-tail

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Booted racket-tail
Ocreatus underwoodii, Booted Racket-tail.jpg
male "Anna's" racket-tail
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Trochilinae
Genus: Ocreatus
Gould, 1846

The booted racket-tails, a small group of hummingbirds in the genus Ocreatus that was long considered to have only one species, O. underwoodii; field research by Karl-L. Schuchmann published in 2016 found notable differences between some populations traditionally assigned to O. underwoodii, however, and recommended that the taxa annae, addae, and peruanus be raised to species level.[1] The research results have been mostly accepted by the IOC, with more data required for the species status of Anna's racket-tail.[2] The American Ornithological Society has yet to recognize the split.

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