Genus Threnetes


Pale-tailed Barbthroat - The taxonomy of the Threnetes leucurus/T. niger complex has caused much confusion in recent years: Schuchmann & Hinkelmann considered the Sooty Barbthroat a melanistic variant of T. leucurus, but as it was described first, its scientific name was adopted for the entire species; Pale-tailed Barbthroat . This, however, has not been accepted by all authorities, notably SACC, which consider both T. niger and T. leucurus as valid species.


Sooty Barbthroat - The Sooty Barbthroat is a hummingbird species in the family Trochilidae.


Band-tailed Barbthroat - This hermit species inhabits the understory of wet forests, woodland edges and old second growth. It occurs in the lowlands, typically up to an elevation of 800 m, although young birds may wander higher.

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Threnetes