- Lepidopyga goudoti
Male mostly green with slightly down-curved bill and a forked tail. Color of throat, lower belly, and lower back and rump differs among subspecies.
Female with white chin and belly, tail less strongly forked.
Colombia and Venezuela. There are seemingly large gaps between some of the subspecies.
Four subspecies are recognized:
- L. g. luminosa (N Colombia, coast), throat yellowish emerald to gold, rump+back bronzy, UTC coppery, central tail bronzy
- L. g. goudoti (C Colombia) bronzy lower rump, bluish central tail
- L. g. zuliae (NW Venezuela) smaller overall size, reddish bronzy on central tail and on upper tail coverts
- L. g. phaeochroa (NW Venezuela), white belly, less deep forked tail, greenish central tail, bluish head and throat
Lower elevation dry to semidry forests, gallery forest, semi-open areas and scrubland.
Most frequently seen alone when it may feed both low and high, but groups may be present at large flowering trees. In latter case, aggression is frequent.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- Birdforum thread discussing this species
- Restall et al. 2006. Birds of Northern South America. Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300124156
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