Giant Hummingbird Patagona gigas

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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References

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von Wehrden, H. 2008. The Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) in the mountains of central Argentina and a climatic envelope model for its distribution. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 120:648-651.

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Recommended Citation

Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/giahum1