Leucippus (bird)

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Leucippus fallax
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Leucippus
Bonaparte, 1850

L. fallax
L. baeri
L. taczanowskii
L. chlorocercus

Leucippus is a genus of hummingbirds. Its members are found in western South America. Two species, A. chionogaster, the white-bellied hummingbird and A. viridicauda, the green-and-white hummingbird are commonly placed in the genus Amazilia, while a third species, T. hypostictus, the many-spotted hummingbird, often is placed in the monotypic Taphrospilus, but are all sometimes placed here.



  • Hilty, Steven L (2003). Birds of Venezuela. London: Christopher Helm. ISBN 0-7136-6418-5.