Bronze-tailed comet

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Bronze-tailed comet
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Polyonymus
Heine, 1863
Species: P. caroli
Binomial name
Polyonymus caroli
Bourcier, 1847

The bronze-tailed comet (Polyonymus caroli) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Polyonymus.[2] It is endemic to scrub and forest-edge at altitudes of 2,100–3,400 m (6,900–11,200 ft) in the Andes of Peru.[3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Polyonymus caroli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Polyonymus". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 4 August 2014. 
  3. ^ Schulenberg, Thomas S.; Stotz, Douglas F.; Lane, Daniel F.; O'Neill, John P.; Parker III, Theodore A. (2007). Birds of Peru. Princeton, NJ, USA: Princeton University Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-691-13023-1. 

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