Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. San Martin, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. SE Peru | SE Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. SE Peru | SE Ecuador
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Southeast Peru
Status: The Violet-headed Hummingbird is uncommon in montane forests of the east slope of the Andes at elevations ranging between 500-1500 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Colibrí de Cabeza Violeta.
Sub-species: Violet-headed Hummingbird (Klais guimeti pallidiventris), Sztolcman, 1926.
Meaning of Name: Klais: Kleis, daughter of Lesbian lyric poetess Sappho (the mother of Sappho was also called Kleis). guimeti: In honor of Jean Baptiste Guimet (1795-1871) French industrial chemist who devised (1826) a process to produce synthetic ultramarine (Bleu-Guimet or Outremer-Guimet).
- 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.