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Giant Hummingbird

Patagona gigas (Vieillot, 1824)

The Giant Hummingbird (Patagona gigas) is the largest member of the hummingbird family, weighing 18-24 g (6/10 - 8/10 of an ounce) with a wingspan measuring approximately 21.5 cm (8½ in) in length, and wing strokes as slow as 12 per second. This is approximately the same length as a European Starling or a Northern Cardinal, though the Giant Hummingbird is considerably lighter due to its more slender build and fairly long bill. It is the only member of the genus Patagona. Source: Wikipedia




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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
  Patagona

Scientific:
  Patagona gigas

Citation:
  (Vieillot, 1824)

Reference:
  Gal.Ois. p.296 pl.180

Protonym:
  Trochilus gigas

Avibase ID:
  59067C71DACB05F6

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/59067C71

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555217

Geographic range:

  • Patagona gigas gigas: Central and s Chile to w-central Argentina
  • Patagona gigas peruviana: Andes of sw Colombia to n Chile and nw Argentina
English:
Giant Hummingbird
Catalan:
Colibrí gegant
Czech:
kolibřík velký
Danish:
Kæmpekolibri
German:
Riesenkolibri
Spanish:
Colibrí Gigante
Spanish (Spain):
Colibrí Gigante
Finnish:
jättikolibri
French:
Colibri géant
Croatian:
veliki kolibrić
Hungarian:
óriáskolibri
Icelandic:
Risabríi
Italian:
Colibrì gigante
Japanese (romaji):
oohachidori
Japanese:
オオハチドリ
Lithuanian:
patagona
Dutch:
Reuzenkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kjempekolibri
Norwegian:
Kjempekolibri
Polish:
gigancik
Portuguese:
Beija-flor-gigante
Russian:
Исполинский колибри
Slovak:
patagónčan veľký
Serbian:
Džinovski kolibri
Swedish:
jättekolibri
Ukrainian:
Колібрі велетенський
Chinese:
巨蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
巨蜂鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Colibri géant ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Colibri géant ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
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Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
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eBird version 1.54:
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eBird version 1.55:
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eBird version 2015:
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eBird version 2016:
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eBird version 2017:
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eBird version 2018:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
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Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
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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 3.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
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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:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
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IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
James Lee Peters:
Patagona gigas [version 1]
James Lee Peters (original):
Patagona gigas [version 1]
James Lee Peters (2nd edition):
Patagona gigas [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/10/2003):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
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South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
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South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
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South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Giant Hummingbird ( Patagona gigas) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Patagona gigas [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Patagona gigas [version 1]

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Species status: full species

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Catalan: Colibrí gegant
Czech: Kolibrík velký, kolibřík velký
Danish: Kæmpekolibri
German: Riesenkolibri
English: Giant Hummingbird
English, HBW: Giant Hummingbird
English (IOC): Giant Hummingbird
English (United States): Giant Hummingbird
Spanish: Colibrí Gigante, Picaflor gigante
Spanish (Argentine): Picaflor gigante
Spanish (Bolivia): Picaflor gigante
Spanish (Chile): Picaflor gigante
Spanish (Colombia): Colibrí Gigante
Spanish (Ecuador): Colibrí Gigante
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí Gigante
Spanish (HBW): Giant Hummingbird
Spanish (Peru): Colibrí Gigante
Estonian: suurkoolibri
Finnish: Jättikolibri
French: Colibri géant, Oiseau-mouche géant
Croatian: veliki kolibrić
Hungarian: óriáskolibri
Icelandic: Risabríi
Italian: Colibrì gigante
Japanese (romaji): oohachidori
Japanese: オオハチドリ
Kazakh: алып колибри
Kirghiz: дөө колибри
Scientific: Patagona gigas, Patagona gigas gigas, Trochilus gigas
Lithuanian: Patagana, patagona
Dutch: Reuzenkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kjempekolibri
Norwegian: Kjempekolibri
Polish: gigancik, Koliber wielki
Portuguese: Beija-flor-gigante
Portuguese (Portugal): colibri-gigante
Russian: Гигантский колибри, исполинский колибри
Slovak: kolibrík veľký, patagóncan velký, patagónčan veľký
Serbian: Džinovski kolibri
Swedish: Jättekolibri
Turkish: Koca kolibri
Tatar: алып чебенкош
Ukrainian: Колібрі велетенський
Chinese: 巨蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 巨蜂鳥

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