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- Eriocnemis godini
10-11 cm. Green, turquoise throat, violet blue untertailcoverts and a straight black bill, gold green upperparts and underparts, bue-green rump and uppertail coverts, blue-black forked tail. The females lacked the throat patches, its plumage was less light and the belly was more golden. It had strikingly leg-puffs of dense white downy feather tufts.
Classified as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List, and is possibly extinct1.
BirdLife International (2008) Species factsheet: Eriocnemis godini. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 2/8/2008.