Many-Spotted Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Taphrospilus hypostictus

Many-Spotted Hummingbird

The Many-Spotted Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is the only member of the genus Taphrospilus.

It measures about 4.45 inches in length.

Both sexes are similar. It is green above. Underparts are whitish densely spotted with green. Tail is dark with gray tips. Bill is black and slightly decurved.

It is similar to a female Violet-fronted Brilliant but is distinguished by lacking the typical white stripe below de eye, a blue forehead, and paler speckled underparts.

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Found in lower Andean foothills from Ecuador, through Peru and Bolivia, to north-western Argentina.

Previously also listed for Brazil, but this now considered mistaken, it not being included on the official list by CBRO.


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