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Ecuadorian Hillstar

Oreotrochilus chimborazo (Delattre & Bourcier, 1846)

The Ecuadorian Hillstar (Oreotrochilus chimborazo) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in grassland, scrub and stunted woodland at altitudes of 3,500 to 5,200 metres (11,500 to 17,100 ft) (no other species of hummingbird occurs at higher altitudes) in the Andes of Ecuador and far southern Colombia. The favorite food is the Chuquiraga (Chuquiraga jussieui) flower nectar. In order to save energy at the high elevations, this hummingbird usually lands on the flower to feed. Unique among the hillstars, the males head is mainly bluish-purple. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
  Oreotrochilus

Scientific:
  Oreotrochilus chimborazo

Citation:
  (Delattre & Bourcier, 1846)

Reference:
  Rev.Zool. p.305

Protonym:
  Trochilus Chimborazo

Avibase ID:
  49B76084B82B45A0

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/49B76084

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555211

Geographic range:

  • Oreotrochilus chimborazo chimborazo: central Ecuador (Volcán Chimborazo, possibly also Volcán Quilotoa)
  • Oreotrochilus chimborazo jamesonii: Andes from extreme southern Colombia (southern Nariño) to southern Ecuador (south to Azuay)
English:
Ecuadorian Hillstar
Catalan:
Colibrí del Chimborazo
Czech:
kolibřík čimborazský
Danish:
Chimborazo-kolibri
German:
Ecuador-Andenkolibri
Spanish:
Colibrí del Chimborazo
Spanish (Spain):
Colibrí del Chimborazo
Finnish:
ecuadorinandienkolibri
French:
Colibri du Chimborazo
Croatian:
ekvadorski kolibrić
Hungarian:
csimborázói tündérkolibri
Italian:
Orostella dell'Ecuador
Japanese (romaji):
ekuadoruyamahachidori
Japanese:
エクアドルヤマハチドリ
Lithuanian:
Ekvadorinė kalnų žvaigždė
Dutch:
Ecuadoraanse Bergnimf
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Vulkanoreade
Norwegian:
Vulkanoreade
Polish:
górzak fioletowoglowy
Russian:
Эквадорская горная звезда
Slovak:
vrchárik vysokohorský
Serbian:
Ekvadorska planinska zvezda
Swedish:
ecuadorbergstjärna
Ukrainian:
Колібрі-плямохвіст фіолетовоголовий
Chinese:
紫巾山蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
厄瓜多山蜂鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Colibri du Chimborazo ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Colibri du Chimborazo ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Chimborazo Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Oreotrochilus chimborazo [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Oreotrochilus chimborazo [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Oreotrochilus chimborazo [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe 2nd edition (1996):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Ecuadorian Hillstar ( Oreotrochilus chimborazo) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Oreotrochilus chimborazo [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Oreotrochilus chimborazo [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes a subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Oreotrochilus [estella, stolzmanni or chimborazo] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: Colibrí del Chimborazo
Czech: kolibřík čimborazský
Danish: Chimborazo-kolibri
German: Ecuador Kolibri, Ecuador-Andenkolibri
English: Chimborazo Hillstar, Ecuadorean hillstar, Ecuadorian Hillstar, Violet-hooded Hillstar
English (IOC): Ecuadorian Hillstar
Spanish: Colibrí del Chimborazo
Spanish (Colombia): Colibrí del Chimborazo
Spanish (Ecuador): Estrella Ecuatoriana
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí del Chimborazo
Spanish (HBW): Ecuadorian Hillstar
Estonian: ekuadori puunakoolibri
Finnish: ecuadorinandienkolibri
French: Colibri des montagnes à calotte noire, Colibri du Chimborazo
Croatian: ekvadorski kolibrić
Hungarian: csimborázói tündérkolibri
Italian: Orostella dell'Ecuador, Stella del Monte Chimborazo
Japanese (romaji): ekuadoruyamahachidori
Japanese: エクアドルヤマハチドリ
Scientific: Oreotrochilus chimborazo, Oreotrochilus chimborazo chimborazo, Oreotrochilus estella chimborazo, Trochilus Chimborazo
Lithuanian: Ekvadorinė kalnų žvaigždė
Dutch: Ecuadoraanse Bergnimf, Ecuadoriaanse Bergnimf
Norwegian Nynorsk: Vulkanoreade
Norwegian: Vulkanoreade
Polish: górzak fioletowoglowy, górzak fioletowogłowy
Russian: Эквадорская горная звезда
Slovak: vrchárik vysokohorský
Serbian: Ekvadorska planinska zvezda
Swedish: Ecuadorbergsstjärna, ecuadorbergstjärna
Ukrainian: Колібрі-плямохвіст фіолетовоголовий
Chinese: 紫巾山蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 厄瓜多山蜂鳥

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