Violet-throated Metaltail

The Violet-throated Metaltail is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

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Violet-throated Metaltail ( Metallura baroni) BORIS A. TINOCO, PEDRO X. ASTUDILLO, STEVEN C. LATTA and CATHERINE H. GRAHAM (2009). Bird Conservation International, Volume 19, Issue 01, March 2009 pp 63-76 Blog this Article Bird Conservation International (2009), 19 : 63-76 Cambridge University Press doi:10. More

endemic Violet-throated Metaltail that we saw close to the edge of the paramo in El Cajas, and the scarce burgundy-throated Neblina Metaltail up in the mist on the Cerro Toledo Road. Of course no tour to the south would be complete without Ecuador's most famous bird, the Jocotoco Antpitta. This recently discovered species thrilled us in Tapichalaca, when up to four birds hopped around within just a few feet of us. More

were Violet-throated Metaltail and Tit-like Dacnis near Cuenca; the extremely rare Pale-headed Brush-Finch; Neblina Metaltail and Masked Mountain-Tanager in Podocarpus National Park; Jocotoco Antpitta; and the Marañón endemics near Zumba. We also took the opportunity to do some more relaxed general birding at Río Bombuscaro and other sites near Zamora while we were down that way. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Metallura
Species : baroni
Authority : Salvin, 1893