Mountain Velvetbreast

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Original source: Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA
Author: Michael Woodruff from Spokane, Washington, USA

The Mountain Velvetbreast is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Mountain Velvetbreast (Lafresnaya lafresnayi) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and heavily degraded former forest. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Lafresnaya lafresnayi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. More

* Mountain Velvetbreast at hummingbird feeder Yanacocha Reserve, Pichincha Province, Ecuador Ron Flemal 5 September 2008 1 year ago 3 Sounds 0 recordings * No sound recordings available yet * Send or share this page * Email this pageEmail this page About us | Contact us | FAQ Advertising more ยป More

For the purposes of our bird news services, Mountain Velvetbreast is classed as Ungraded: species that are unlikely to appear as wild birds in Britain or Ireland hide section Most recent photos of Mountain Velvetbreast (1) Yanacocha, Ecuador Yanacocha, Ecuador17/11/2009 Yanacocha, Ecuador 17/11/2009 View all pictures of Mountain Velvetbreast View all pictures of Mountain Velvetbreast show section External Links (0) We currently have no external links for this species. More

The Mountain Velvetbreast is a handsome hummingbird with a long decurved bill. It's deep black belly contrasts with the green iridescence of its head and upperparts. More

Sunbeam, Mountain Velvetbreast, Great Sapphirewing, Collared Inca, Buff-winged Satrfrontlet, Sword-billed Hummingbird, Sapphire-vented Puffleg , Golden Breasted Puffleg, Black-tailed Trainbearer, Green-tailed Trainbearer, Purple-backed Thornbill, Tyrian Metaltail, Rainbow-bearded Thornbill and more than 80 species from Andes, not yet clear to scientific community where they come from and since how long TANDAYAPA PASS and BELLAVISTA Reserve *** (1750-2350 m) On Tandayapa pass there is a spectacular Cloud Forest, partly part of the private reserve of Bellavista, with an extension of 700 hectares, More

Chestnut-breasted Coronet, Mountain Velvetbreast, and Great Sapphirewing. On the forest trails, we will search for White-bellied Antpitta, White-rimmed Brush-Finch, Blackish, Ash-colored and Equatorial Rufous-vented Tapaculos, Whitecapped Tanager, Rufous-breasted Chat-Tyrant, Rufous-crowned Tody-Tyrant, Capped Conebill, Smoky Bush-Tyrant, Plain-tailed Wren, Lacrimose Mountain-Tanager, Chestnut-bellied Thrush and Rufous-breasted Flycatcher. With any luck, we will find the beautiful Rufous-banded Owl or perhaps White-throated Screech-Owl or Andean Potoo. More

This is a female Mountain Velvetbreast and the only one I saw on this trip. Photo taken on slide film with a Nikon F100 & a 500mm F4 lens + 2x converter. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Lafresnaya
Species : lafresnayi
Authority : (Boissonneau, 1840)