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Turquoise-throated Puffleg Eriocnemis godini

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Critically endangered and possibly extinct, the Turquoise-throated Puffleg is a very poorly known species. It looks very similar to the Glowing Puffleg (Eriocnemis vestitus) and prefers nectar, but almost nothing is known about its life history. Only one, unconfirmed sighting exists since the 19th century. If this species still persists, there are likely very few individuals remaining.

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

Recommended Citation

Turquoise-throated Puffleg (Eriocnemis godini), 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/tutpuf1