Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. N Peru | S Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female | Loc. N Peru | S Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Fundo Alton Nieva, San Martin
Status: The Booted Racket-Tail is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging 1000-2400 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Colibrí Cola de Raqueta.
Sub-species: Booted Racket-tail (Ocreatus underwoodii peruanus), Gould 1849. E Ecuador and NE Peru (S to Huánuco).
(Ocreatus underwoodii annae), Berlepsch and Stolzmann 1894. E slope in C & S Peru (Pasco to Cuzco).
Meaning of Name: Ocreatus: L. ocreatus, ocrea= greave, legging, booted, greaved.
underwoodii: In honor of Cecil Frank Underwood (1867-1943) English naturalist, taxidermist in Costa Rica 1889-1943.
- 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.