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Eriocnemis (Puffleg)

Wikipedia Abstract

Eriocnemis is a genus of hummingbirds, which - together with the species in the genus Haplophaedia - are known as pufflegs. They occur in humid forest, woodland and shrub at altitudes of 1000 to 4800 m. asl in the Andes of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Venezuela. The males have a colourful green, coppery or blue plumage, and the females are generally somewhat duller. The most striking feature of both sexes in the genus Eriocnemis are their dense snow-white leg-puffs which consist of feather tufts that resemble woolly panties. One species, the black-thighed puffleg - is characterized by black coloured leg-puffs. Most have a contrasting blue, purple or coppery-red vent, but this is green in the black-thighed and emerald-bellied puffleg. Further common features of all speci
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Species

Eriocnemis alinae (Emerald-bellied Puffleg) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis cupreoventris (Coppery-bellied Puffleg) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis derbyi (Black-thighed Puffleg) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis glaucopoides (Blue-capped Puffleg) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis godini (Turquoise-throated Puffleg) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis isabellae (Gorgeted Puffleg) (Critically Endangered)
Eriocnemis luciani (Sapphire-vented Puffleg) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis mirabilis (Colorful Puffleg) (Endangered) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis mosquera (Golden-breasted Puffleg) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis nigrivestis (Black-breasted Puffleg) (Critically Endangered) (Attributes)
Eriocnemis vestita (Glowing Puffleg) (Attributes)

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