Eriocnemis nigrivestis (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852)

Black-breasted puffleg



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Original scientific description:

Bourcier, J. and Mulsant, E. (1852). Description de quelques nouvelles espèces d'oiseaux-mouches. Annales des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles de Lyon 4: 139-144.


Other references:

Balchin, Chris. (2007). Back from the dead! A potpourri of recent rediscoveries in the Neotropics. Neotropical Birding 2: 4-11.

Ghiraldi, Luca and Aimassi, Giorgio. (2019). Extinct and endangered (‘E&E’) birds in the ornithological collection of the Museum of Zoology of Torino University, Italy. Bulletin of the British Ornithologists’ Club 139(1): 28-45.

Jahn, O (2008). Rediscovery of Black-breasted Puffleg Eriocnemis nigrivestis in the Cordillera de Toisán, north-west Ecuador, and reassessment of its conservation status. Cotinga 29: 31-39.

Knox, Alan G. and Walters, Michael P. (1994). Extinct and endangered birds in the collections of The Natural History Museum. British Ornithologists' Club Occasional Publications 1: 1-292. [pp. 174-176]

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.


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