Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Hummingbirds :: Volcano Hummingbird

Volcano Hummingbird Selasphorus flammula

Described by: Salvin (1865)
Alternate common name(s): Cerise-throated Hummingbird, Simon's Hummingbird, Rose-throated Hummingbird, Heliotrope-throated Hummingbird, Lesser Broad-tailed Hummingbird, Cerise-throated Woodstar, Rose-throated Woodstar
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors


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S. Central America;
Fragmented distribution;
Restricted range;
(1) C. Costa Rica (Volcanoes Irazu and Turrialba).
(2) S. Costa Rica (Cordillera de Talamanca) and ex. w. Panama.
(3) C. Costa Rica (Volcanoes Poas and Barba).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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