Turquoise-throated Puffleg

Based on the few known specimens, it has a total length of 10-11 centimetres. The plumage of the male is predominantly green with a turquoise tinted throat. Both sexes have violet blue untertail-coverts and a straight black bill. The upperparts and the main part of the underparts are shimmering golden green in the males. Rump and uppertail-coverts are bluish green. The throat is pale violet blue and the forked tail is bluish black. The female lacks the throat patches, its plumage is less light and the belly more golden. Like all pufflegs it has striking leg-puffs of dense white downy feather tufts.

The Turquoise-throated Puffleg is classified as Critically Endangered (CR), facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Turquoise-throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini), also known as Godin's Puffleg, is a possibly extinct hummingbird from Ecuador and Colombia. More

The Turquoise-throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini), also known as Godin's puffleg, is a presumed extinct hummingbird. It was named for Jean Godin des Odonais, a French cartographer from the 18th century. Description - This species had reached a length between 10 and 11 centimetres. The plumage of the males was colored predominantly green. They had a turquoise tinted throat. Both sexes had violet blue untertailcoverts and a straight black bill. More

The Turquoise-throated puffleg occurred in Ecuador at the Guayllabamba River south of Perucho in the Pichincha Province in the far north of the country. Two further specimens are presumedly from Pasto in the south of the Narino Department in Colombia. Extinction - This hummingbird is only known by six specimens which were collected in the 19th century. More

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Turquoise-throated Puffleg Eriocnemis godini = Described by: Bourcier (1851) Alternate common name(s): Soederstroem's Puffleg Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs No photographs are available for this species Range Colombia; Ex. restricted range; 'Bogota', probably from Narino and nw. Ecuador. Soederstroem's Puffleg was taken at Nono (1200m) on the w. slope of Mt. Pinchincha, Ecuador. More

Turquoise-throated Puffleg Eriocnemis godini IUCN Red List Criteria Critically Endangered D1 Endangered Vulnerable D2 IUCN Red List history Year Category 2009 Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) 2008 Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) 2004 Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) 2000 More

Turquoise-throated Puffleg); Eriocnemis mirabilis (Colourful Puffleg); Eriocnemis nigrivestis (Black-breasted Puffleg); Eriogaster catax ... bayscience.org 4 A NEW SPECIES OF WOOD-WREN (TROGLODYTIDAE: Henicorhina ) FROM ...: File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTMLthe Colourful Puffleg Eriocnemis mirabilis. Cotinga 11:. 34-38. M. EYER DE. S.CHAUENSEE. , R. 1967. Eriocnemis mirabilis, a new www.ornitologiacolombiana.org AA Species: File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTMLMazariegos H. More

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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Eriocnemis
Species : godini
Authority : (Bourcier, 1851)