Coppery Metaltail Metallura theresiae

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


BirdLife International. 2013. Species factsheet: Coppery Metaltail Metallura theresiae. Downloaded from BirdLife International on 13 December 2013.

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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2013). Coppery Metaltail (Metallura theresiae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.