Bogota Sunangel

This hummingbird is known from a single skin purchased in Bogotá in 1909. Nothing more is known of the bird, and though the skin is most commonly thought to come from either the Eastern or Central Andes of Colombia, other specimens from Bogotá have come from as far away as Ecuador. Since the bird has not been seen alive, it is assumed to have a relict population if it still survives. Some have suggested that the bird is just a hybrid, though the skin is very distinct.

The Bogota Sunangel is classified as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction.

The Bogota Sunangel was a hummingbird found in Colombia in South America. Like other hummingbirds, it fed on flower nectar. The Bogota Sunangel was only ever known from one specimen, collected in 1909. What led to its extinction is not known, but habitat loss is the most likely cause. More

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Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Heliangelus
Species : zusii
Authority : Graves, 1993