Purple-backed Thornbill

The Purple-backed Thornbill is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Purple-Backed Thornbill (Ramphomicron microrhynchum) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Ramphomicron microrhynchum. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. Stub icon This Apodiformes-related article is a stub. More

Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum = Described by: Boissonneau (1840) Alternate common name(s): Thorn-billed Hummingbird, Purple-tailed Comet Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs near Papallacta, Ecuador - Sep 6, 2007 More

Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum = near Papallacta, Ecuador - Sep 6, 2007 More

stunning male Purple-backed Thornbill in the scope for everyone to see, one each of Collared Inca and Mountain Velvetbreast and a few Tyrian Metaltails. More

Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum Black-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron dorsale Viridian Metaltail Metallura williami Violet-throated Metaltail Metallura baroni Neblina Metaltail Metallura odomae Coppery Metaltail Metallura theresiae Fire-throated Metaltail Metallura eupogon Scaled Metaltail Metallura aeneocauda Black Metaltail Metallura phoebe Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina Perija Metaltail Metallura iracunda Rufous-capped Thornbill Chalcostigma ruficeps Olivaceous Thornbill Chalcostigma olivaceum Blue-mantled Thornbill Chalcostigma stanleyi Bronze-tailed Thornbill Chalcostigma heteropogon More

Purple-backed Thornbill Ramphomicron microrhynchum Tyrian Metaltail Metallura tyrianthina Violet-tailed Sylph Aglaiocercus coelestis Purple-crowned Fairy Heliothryx barroti Purple-throated Woodstar Calliphlox mitchellii White-bellied Woodstar Chaetocerus mulsant Crested Quetzal Pharomachrus antisianus H Golden-headed Quetzal Pharomachrus auriceps Choco Trogon Trogon conptus Collared Trogon Trogon collaris Western White-tailed Trogon Trogon chionurus Masked Trogon Trogon personatus Ringed Kingfisher Megaceryle torquata Green Kingfisher Chloroceryle americana Broad-billed Motmot More

of Purple-backed Thornbill and Bearded Helmetcrest, both of which are fairly common there. Also, the endless páramo expanses are great habitat for Black-backed Bush-Tanager, Stout-billed Cinclodes, Red-crested Cotinga, and Tawny Antpittas that love hopping on top of dead Frailejón stumps in response to playback. You will also be able to get magnificent views of Andean Condors (Colombia´s national bird) soaring over astonishing mountainous landscapes. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Ramphomicron
Species : microrhynchum
Authority : (Boissonneau, 1839)