Globally endangered (EN) (Source: IUCN Red List)

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    • Metallura baroni
  • English
    • Violet-throated Metaltail

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What

Violet-throated Metaltail Metallura baroni

Observer

juancho

Date

April 22, 2012

Description

It was spotted near La Toreadora Lake (Cajas National Park, Cuenca, Ecuador)

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Description from Wikipedia

The violet-throated metaltail (Metallura baroni) — also called métallure de baron, metalura de azuay, and metalura gorjivioleta — is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family found only in Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist montane forests and subtropical or tropical high-altitude grassland. it is threatened by habitat loss.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: BirdLife International (2011) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 31/07/2011.