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Amazilia viridigaster

Green-bellied hummingbird

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The green-bellied hummingbird (Saucerottia viridigaster), also known as the Tepui hummingbird, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela.

Taxonomy

The western taxa of the Andean slopes and the eastern taxa of the Tepui region are sometimes considered separate species, with the former retaining the scientific and common name, while the latter is named the copper-tailed hummingbird (Saucerottia cupreicauda, with races duidae and laireti). As the variation largely is clinal, most authorities, notably SACC, consider it a single species.

This species was formerly placed in the genus Amazilia. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that the genus Amazilia was polyphyletic.[3] In the revised classification to create monophyletic genera, the green-bellied hummingbird was moved to the resurrected genus Saucerottia.[4][5]

Distribution and habitat

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

References

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Amazilia viridigaster". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T61201742A95166485. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T61201742A95166485.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Appendices | CITES". cites.org. Retrieved 2022-01-14.
  3. ^ McGuire, J.; Witt, C.; Remsen, J.V.; Corl, A.; Rabosky, D.; Altshuler, D.; Dudley, R. (2014). "Molecular phylogenetics and the diversification of hummingbirds". Current Biology. 24 (8): 910–916. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.016.
  4. ^ Stiles, F.G.; Remsen, J.V. Jr.; Mcguire, J.A. (2017). "The generic classification of the Trochilini (Aves: Trochilidae): Reconciling taxonomy with phylogeny". Zootaxa. 4353 (3): 401–424. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4353.3.
  5. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David; Rasmussen, Pamela, eds. (July 2020). "Hummingbirds". IOC World Bird List Version 10.2. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
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Green-bellied hummingbird: Brief Summary

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The green-bellied hummingbird (Saucerottia viridigaster), also known as the Tepui hummingbird, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela.

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