- Selasphorus ardens
Male has rose-red to purple-red gorget, green uppersides, flank and mid breast. Rest of underside white. All tail feathers have black centers with cinnamon edges, but giving a blacker impression than Scintillant Hummingbird and lacking the green central rectrices of Volcano Hummingbird
Female may not have been reliably described ever. IF a possibly immature specimen is a female, then that bird showed longer wing than Scintillant Hummingbird and longer bill then known male Glow-throated Hummingbird (as expected). It has green upperside with mostly whitish underside but cinnamon flanks and sides of rump. Tail has two central greenish rectrices, the next pair has a little green distally, and the remaining are similar to tails of the other two species but with rectrice tips that are pale cinnamon vs whitish (Volcano) or darker rufous (Scintillant).
A color plate for comparing these species is included in reference 3.
South America: found in the mountains of western Panama: ChiriquÃ and Veraguas (though Chiriqui might be outside current range).
This is a monotypic species.
Forest borders and clearings in highlands below 2000 m.
At the time of editing (2014) there is very little information available about their behaviour. Diet is thought to be similar to Scintillant Hummingbird
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved April 2014)
- Published evaluation of all known specimens of Glow-throated Hummingbird
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