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Category:Agyrtria - BirdForum Opus

Genus: Agyrtria


Hummingbirds from South America and Central America.


This genus (in family Trochilidae) is not recognized by all authorities, but Clements (2007)1 places the following species in Agyrtria: Rondonia Emerald, Versicolored Emerald, White-chested Emerald, White-bellied Emerald, Azure-crowned Hummingbird, Andean Emerald, Plain-bellied Emerald, Violet-crowned Hummingbird, and Green-fronted Hummingbird. In Opus we follow Sibley & Monroe (1996)1 and Dickinson (2003)2, placing these species in Amazilia which is also a genus in the family Trochilidae.


  1. Clements JF. 2007. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2008. Cornell University Press. ISBN 9780801445019
  2. Dickinson EC (ed.) 2003. The Howard & Moore Complete Checklist of the Birds of the World. 3rd ed. Princeton Univ. Press, Princeton, NJ, USA. ISBN 9780691117010
  3. Sibley CG & Monroe BL. 1996. Birds of the World, on diskette, Windows version 2.0. Charles G. Sibley, Santa Rosa, CA, USA.

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