Many-spotted hummingbird

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Many-spotted hummingbird
Taphrospilus hypostictus, Many-spotted Hummingbird.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Taphrospilus
Simon, 1910
Species: T. hypostictus
Binomial name
Taphrospilus hypostictus
(Gould, 1862)
Taphrospilus hypostictus map.svg
Range map

Leucippus hypostictus

The many-spotted hummingbird (Taphrospilus hypostictus) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is the only member of the genus Taphrospilus, but is sometimes placed in Amazilia or Leucippus instead.

It is found in lower Andean foothills from Ecuador, through Peru and Bolivia, to north-western Argentina. Previously also listed for Brazil, but this now considered mistaken, it not being included on the official list by CBRO.[3]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

in eastern Ecuador showing spots


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Taphrospilus hypostictus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Taphrospilus hypostictus". Avibase.
  3. ^ "Comitê Brasileiro de Registros Ornitológicos". Aves do Brasil. Retrieved 2007-09-07.