Gorgeted sunangel

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Gorgeted sunangel
Gorgeted Sunangel (m) JCB.jpg
male in northwestern Ecuador
Gorgeted Sunangel JCB.jpg
female in northwestern Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Heliangelus
H. strophianus
Binomial name
Heliangelus strophianus
(Gould, 1846)

The gorgeted sunangel (Heliangelus strophianus) is a species of hummingbird found on the west slope of Ecuador and extreme southwestern Colombia.


This hummingbird is sexually dimorphic, but only slightly. Both sexes are shining green above with a small white postocular spot and a blue-black tail. Their lower underparts are also shining green bordered above by a white pectoral collar. The male has a reddish pink throat that extends from the white collar to almost the base of the bill. The female has a black chin with white stripes and a smaller reddish pink throat patch.

Painting by John Gould


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Heliangelus strophianus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.