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Band-tailed Barbthroat (Threnetes ruckeri).jpg
Band-tailed barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Phaethornithinae
Genus: Threnetes
Gould, 1852

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Threnetes is a genus in the hummingbird family (Trochilidae). It contains the following species, collectively known as the barbthroats:

  • Pale-tailed barbthroat, Threnetes leucurus (formerly in T. niger)
  • Sooty barbthroat, Threnetes niger
    • Bronze-tailed barbthroat, T. (n.) loehkeni
    • Christina's barbthroat, T. (n./l.) christinae (doubtfully distinct from loehkeni)
    • Freire's sooty barbthroat, T. (n./l.) freirei
  • Band-tailed barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri

The supposed "black barbthroats", described as T. grzimeki, are actually juvenile males of the rufous-breasted hermit (Glaucis hirsuta).