Bronzy inca

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Bronzy inca
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Coeligena
Species: C. coeligena
Binomial name
Coeligena coeligena
Lesson, 1833

The bronzy inca (Coeligena coeligena) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Description[edit]

Bronzy Inca, photo taken at San Isidro Lodge (east slope), Ecuador.

The bronzy inca is a large hummingbird, measuring 5 in (13 cm) in length. The main colour of the plumage is iridescent purple. The upperparts vary from a rich violet to a sparkling red, while the underparts are suffused with a greyish tinge. Each individual feather is banded with lighter and darker colours. The tail coverts have a golden-greenish lustre. The throat and breast are soft grey. The tail is broad and is suffused with the same purple tinge as the back.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Coeligena coeligena". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Jardine, Sir William, ed. (1833). The Naturalist's Library: Humming Birds, Part II. VII. London, UK: Henry G. Bohn. p. 79. Retrieved 24 August 2015.