Olive-spotted hummingbird

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Olive-spotted hummingbird
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Leucippus
Species: L. chlorocercus
Binomial name
Leucippus chlorocercus
Gould, 1866

The olive-spotted hummingbird or "Colibrí olivipunteado" (Leucippus chlorocercus) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in western Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and far southeastern Colombia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist shrubland.

Description[edit]

8 cm in length. Dull metallic green above, crown slightly browner, with white postocular spot. Whitish below, throat with a few olive spots, sides washed greenish. Tail green with grayish tips on outer feathers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Leucippus chlorocercus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Ridgely, Robert and Paul Greenfield. The Birds of Ecuador. Volume II: Field Guide. Cornell, 2001