- Oxypogon guerinii
Males show green beard narrowly bordered white, white and black in the crest, purple sheen to crown sides, brown and buff scaled underside, and tail with white centers to tail feathers (except central pair).
South America: eastern Colombia
This is a monotypic species.
Formerly included in Bearded Helmetcrest.
Their diet consists mostly of nectar.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- A paper on Helmetcrests
- SACC proposal to split Helmetcrests
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved September 2014)
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