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Letitia's thorntail

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Kingdom  Animalia
Genus  Discosura
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
Family  Trochilidae
Scientific name  Discosura letitiae
Higher classification  Discosura
Order  Apodiformes
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Similar  Buff‑thighed puffleg, Green‑headed hillstar, Chiribiquete emerald, Longuemare's sunangel, Fiery‑throated metaltail

Letitia's thorntail (Discosura letitiae), also known as the coppery thorntail, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is only known from two old male specimens from Bolivia (though localities for old skins often are unreliable, and it is possible they came from elsewhere). Consequently, its behavior and habitat are unknown, but likely similar to that of other thorntails. It has been suggested that it represented a hybrid or a variant of the racquet-tailed coquette, but a study has validated its status as a distinct species.


Letitia's thorntail Wikipedia