Coeligena orina Wetmore, 1953

Dusky starfrontlet



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Coeligena bonapartei orina Wetmore, 1953


Conservation Status

Last record: 1951

Rediscovered in August 2004

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered



North-west Colombia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Wetmore, Alexander. (1953). Further additions to the birds of Panama and Colombia. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 122: 1-12.


Other references:

BirdLife International. (2012). Coeligena orina. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 01 June 2013.

Bleiweiss, R. (1988). Plumage ontogeny and taxonomic status of the Dusky Starfrontlet Coeligena orina Wetmore. Bull. Brit. Orn. Club 108: 127-131.

Krabbe N, Flórez P, Suárez G, Castaño J, Arango JD, Pulgarín-R PC, Múnera WA, Stiles GF, Salaman P. (2005). Rediscovery of the Dusky Starfrontlet Coeligena orina, with a description of the adult plumages and a reassessment of its taxonomic status. Ornitologıá Colombiana 3: 28-35.

Scheffers, Brett R., Yong, Ding Li, Harris, J. Berton C., Giam, Xingli and Sodhi, Navjot S. (2011). The world’s rediscovered species: back from the brink? PLoS ONE 6(7): e22531. [Supporting Information (Table S1)]

Schuchmann, K-L. (1999). Family Trochilidae (Hummingbirds). Pp. 468-680 in: del Hoyo, J., A. Elliott & J. Sargatal (eds.) 1999. Handbook of the Birds of the World, Vol. 5: Barn-owls to Hummingbirds. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions.

Tobias, Joseph A., Butchart, Stuart H. M. and Collar, Nigel J. (2006). Lost and found: a gap analysis for the Neotropical avifauna. Neotropical Birding [2006]: 4-22.


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