White-vented plumeleteer

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White-vented plumeleteer
White-vented Plumeleteer.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Chalybura
Species: C. buffonii
Binomial name
Chalybura buffonii
Lesson, 1832
Chalybura buffonii map.svg
Range of C. buffonii

The white-vented plumeleteer (Chalybura buffonii) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, and heavily degraded former forest.

A large hummingbird, the white-vented plumeleteer measures about 12 cm (4.7 in). The male has a metallic green body, dark wings and a blue-black tail. The namesake feature is a large patch of white undertail coverts. Bill is entirely black, as are the feet. He is easily confused with the similar bronze-tailed plumeleteer. The female is similar, but has an entirely white belly, chest and chin.[2]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Chalybura buffonii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7. 

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