Purple-bibbed whitetip

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Purple-bibbed whitetip
Purple-bibbed Whitetip (Urosticte benjamini).jpg
A male in Ecuador
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Urosticte
U. benjamini
Binomial name
Urosticte benjamini
(Bourcier, 1851)
Urosticte benjamini map.svg

The purple-bibbed whitetip (Urosticte benjamini) is a species of hummingbird. It is native to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.[1] Little is known about the species due to it rarely foraging in the open - in search for insects and small flowers.[2] Nesting is made from foliage such as moss and ferns, usually along steep ravines.[2]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Urosticte benjamini". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Purple-bibbed Whitetip - Introduction | Neotropical Birds Online". neotropical.birds.cornell.edu. Retrieved 2019-05-22.