Fire-throated Metaltail Metallura eupogon

  • © Pete Morris

Unfortunately, little is known about the life history of this Peruvian endemic. Fire-throated Metaltails inhabit open glades, humid elfin forest borders, and shrubby areas in the páramo or near treeline on the eastern slope of the Andes. They have stunning reddish orange throats and the rest of the body is green overall.

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© Tom Schulenberg

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Fire-throated Metaltail (Metallura eupogon), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: