Rufous-capped thornbill

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Rufous-capped thornbill
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chalcostigma
C. ruficeps
Binomial name
Chalcostigma ruficeps
Gould, 1846

The rufous-capped thornbill (Chalcostigma ruficeps) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.


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