Eriocnemis isaacsonii (Parzudaki, 1845)

Isaacson's puffleg



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Eriocnemis luciani isaacsonii Parzudaki, 1845


Probably an intergeneric hybrid (Schuchmann et al., 2001, and references therein)


Conservation Status

Invalid (hybrid)



"Bogotá" (trade skin)


Biology & Ecology







Hilty & Brown 1986, FjeldsaÊ&Krabbe 1990, Sibley & Monroe 1990



Original scientific description:

Parzudaki, M. (1845). Nouvelle espèce d'oiseau-mouche. Rev. Zool.: 95.


Other references:

Berlioz, J. & Jouanin, C. (1944). Liste des Trochili-dés trouvés dans les collections commerciales de Bogota. Oiseau 14 (nouv. ser.): 126-155.

Hilty, S.L. & Brown, W. L. (1986). A guide to the birds of Colombia. Princeton, New Jersey.

Fjeldså, J. and Krabbe, N. (1990). Birds of the high Andes. Svendborg, Denmark.

Peters, James Lee. (1945). Check-list of birds of the world. Volume 5. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

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.

Sibley, C. G. and Monroe, B. L. (1990). Distribution and taxonomy of the birds of the world. Yale University Press, New Haven, USA.


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