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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae.


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  • The hotspot also boasts the greatest diversity of hummingbirds in the world, including the world's largest, the giant hummingbird (Patagona gigas), and the marvelous spatuletail (Loddigesia mirabilis, EN), appropriately named for its long racquet-shaped tail.

    Biological diversity in the Tropical Andes

  • Some of the most notable bird species of the 112 that have been recorded include Gurney's buzzard Buteo poecilochrous, Andean condor Vultur gryphus, giant hummingbird Patagona gigas peruviana, giant coot Fulica gigantea, and ornate tinamou Nothoprocta ornata.

    Huascaran National Park, Peru

  • Notable other species include condor Vultur gryphus, seen particularly around the mountain area of Altar, Cubillin and Quilimas, cock of the rock Rupicola peruviana ecuatorialis, in substantial populations in inaccessible upper forest areas of the eastern Andean slopes, giant humming bird Patagona gigas, torrent duck Marganetta armata, king vulture Sarcoramphus papa and swallow-tailed kite Elanoides porficatus.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador


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