Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Eastern Col | Cusco Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Eastern Col | Eastern Andes, Colombia
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cajamarca, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Cusco Peru
Status: The Black-tailed Trainbearer is common to fairly common in montane scrub on the east and west slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 2700 – 4100 m. On the west slope, it ranges from Piura to Lima. On the East slope, it ranges on both sides of the Marañon Valley south to Cusco. It also occurs in Co and Ec.
Name in Spanish: Colibrí de Cola Larga Negra.
Sub-species: Black-tailed Trainbearer (Lesbia victoriae juliae), E. Hartert, 1899. Andes of S Ecuador (S Loja) to C Peru (S to Huánuco and N Lima).
(Lesbia victoriae berlepschi), Hellmayr, 1915. Andes of SE Peru (Junín to Cuzco).
Meaning of Name: Lesbia: Gr. Lesbias= woman of Lesbos. victoriae: In honor of Marie Anne Victoire Mulsant née Jacquetton (1777-1854) mother of French ornithologist Martial Mulsant.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.