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Black-breasted Hillstar

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  Alternate name
Oreotrochilus melanogaster Scientific name
Trochiliformes Order
Trochilidae      Family
12-12.5 cm Length
High altitude, puna, grassland and scrub, between 3,500 - 4,800 m. Endemic to Peru. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Nectare Food  
1995 World Number
Least concern Status

view photos Photo June 15, 2010 by sngcanary all rights reserved          

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 Black-breasted Hillstar calls
Oreotrochilus melanogaster (0:37)
Andrew Spencer XC41148
11-25-2009, Peru

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