Amazilia distans Wetmore & Phelps, 1956

Táchira emerald



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Invalid (hybrid) (Weller & Schuchmann, 1997)


Conservation Status

Invalid (hybrid)

Last record: pre-1957





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wetmore, A . and Phelps, W. H. Jr. (1956). Further additions to the list of birds of Venezuela. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 69: 1-10.

Other references:

Collar, Nigel J., Gonzaga, L. P., Krabbe, N., Madroño Nieto, A., Naranjo, L. G., Parker, T. A. and Wege, D. C. (1992). Threatened birds of the Americas: the ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book (Third edition, part 2). International Council for Bird Preservation, Cambridge, U.K.

Graves, Gary R. (1998). Diagnoses of hybrid hummingbirds (Aves: Trochilidae). 5. Probable hybrid origin of Amazilia distans Wetmore & Phelps. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 111(1): 28-34.

Weller, A.-A. and Schuchmann, K. L. (1997). The hybrid origin of a Venezuelan trochilid, Amazilia distans, Wetmore & Phelps, 1956. Orn. Neotropical 8: 107-112.


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