Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Southeast Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Moyobamba, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. SE | NE Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Male & Female | Loc. Southeast Peru | NE Bolivia
Status: The Fork-tailed Woodnymph is fairly common in Amazonia where it generally ranges below 1400 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Ninfa de Cola Ahorquillada.
Sub-species: Fork-tailed Woodnymph (Thalurania furcata viridipectus) Gould, 1848. E foothills of Andes and adjacent lowlands of E Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru (N of R Marañón).
(T. f. jelskii), Taczanowski, 1874. Most of E Peru and adjacent W Brazil.
(T. f. simoni), Hellmayr, 1906. Upper Amazon region (S of Amazon, W of R Tefé) in extreme E Peru and W Brazil.
(T. f. boliviana), Boucard, 1894. Andean foothills and adjacent lowlands of SE Peru (from E Pasco) to EC Bolivia (W Santa Cruz).
Meaning of Name: Thalurania: Gr. Thalos= child or thalia= happiness, abundance and ouranos, ouranios = heavenly, sky-blue heaven. furcata: L. furcatus, furca= forked, two-pronged fork..
- 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.