Eriocnemis godini Bourcier, 1851

Turquoise-throated puffleg



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1800's (1850 or later)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


There was an unconfirmed report of this species in 1976 (BirdLife International, 2012).



Ecuador (north)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bourcier, J. (1851). Notes sur onze espèces nouvelles de Trochilideés. Compt. Rend. Acad. Sci. Paris 32: 186-188.

Other references:

Anonymous. (1964). List of rare birds, including those thought to be so but of which detailed information is still lacking. IUCN Bulletin 10(Special Supplement): 4 pp.

BirdLife International. (2012). Eriocnemis godini. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 24 August 2013.

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

Lopes, Ricardo Jorge et al. (2021). The Hummingbird Collection of the Natural History and Science Museum of the University of Porto (MHNC-UP), Portugal. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e59913.

Schuchmann, Karl-L., Weller, André-A. and Heynen, Iris. (2001). Systematics and biogeography of the Andean genus Eriocnemis (Aves: Trochilidae). J. Ornithol. 142: 433-481.

Scott, Peter (ed.). (1965). Preliminary List of Rare Mammals and Birds, pp. 155-237. In: The Launching of a New Ark. First Report of the President and Trustees of the World Wildlife Fund. An International Foundation for saving the world's wildlife and wild places 1961-1964. London: Collins.

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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