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Trochilinae

Trochilinae is a subfamily of the hummingbird family (Trochilidae). Members of the subfamily Trochilinae are sometimes called typical hummingbirds. They typically display iridescent plumage in metallic reds, oranges, greens and/or blues. Strong sexual dimorphism in plumage and size is evident in many species.

Taxonomic list[edit]

  • Genus Panterpe – fiery-throated hummingbird
  • Genus Eugenes – magnificent hummingbird
  • Genus Sappho – red-tailed comet
  • Genus Chaetocercus – typical woodstars (6 species, includes Acestrura)

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