Wedge-tailed hillstar

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Wedge-tailed hillstar
Wedge-tailed Hillstar.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Oreotrochilus
Species: O. adela
Binomial name
Oreotrochilus adela

The wedge-tailed hillstar (Oreotrochilus adela) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. This sexually dimorphic species is found in scrub and woodland at altitudes of 2,600 to 4,000 metres (8,500 to 13,100 ft) in the Andes of Bolivia and far north-western border region of Argentina. It is threatened by habitat loss. Uniquely among the hillstars, the flanks of the male are deep chestnut, while the underparts of the female are orange-buff.


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