Tumbes Hummingbird (Thaumasius baeri)

Order: Apodiformes Family: Trochilidae IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru

tumbes_hummingbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru

tumbes_hummingbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador

tumbes_hummingbird
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador


Identification & Behavior: ~11 cm (4.3 in). The Tumbes Hummingbird is green above and gray below. The upper side of the tail is greenish and pale on the underside, with a dusky terminal band. The bill is slightly decurved and black. It is very similar to the larger Spot-throated hummingbird but is distinguished by plain gray underparts, smaller size, lighter tail with a terminal dusky band, white tail tips, and by ranging at lower elevations.

Status: Endemic. The Tumbes Hummingbird is fairly common in arid scrub and edges of deciduous forest in the lowlands of northwest Peru. It is known to range at elevations below 800 m along the northwest foothill of the Andes.

Name in Spanish: Colibrí de Tumbes.

Sub-species: Tumbes Hummingbird (Thaumasios baeri), Simon, 1901.

Meaning of Name: Thaumasius: Gr. Thaumasios= marvellous, wonderful. baeri: In honor of Gustave Adolphe Baer (1839-1918) French natural history dealer, collector in Peru, Chile and Brazil.

Formerly known as Leucipus baeri (2019).

See more of the Family Trochilidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • 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.