Pirre Hummingbird Goethalsia bella

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick


Distribution of the Pirre Hummingbird
eBird range map for Pirre Hummingbird

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Pirre Hummingbird is resident in eastern Panama and in adjacent northwestern Colombia. In Panama it is reported from several ridges in eastern Darién: Cerro Sapo, the Serrania de Jungurudó, and Cerro Pirre (Wetmore 1968, Ridgely and Gwynne 1989, Angehr et al. 2004). In Colombia it occurs in northwestern Chocó, adjacent to the border with Panama (Wetmore 1968, Hilty and Brown 1986).

The elevational range of Pirre Hummingbird is from 600-1650 m (Parker et al. 1996), although on the eastern slope of Cerro Pirre it is most common between 1100-1275 m (Robbins et al. 1985).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Pirre Hummingbird occupies the understory of humid montane forest and forest edge (Robbins et al. 1985, Ridgely and Gwynne 1989).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Pirre Hummingbird (Goethalsia bella), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.