Mountain velvetbreast

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Mountain velvetbreast
Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi).jpg
Male in Yanacocha Reserve, Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Lafresnaya
Bonaparte, 1850
L. lafresnayi
Binomial name
Lafresnaya lafresnayi

The mountain velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lafresnaya lafresnayi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.