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Purple-backed Thornbill
Ramphomicron microrhynchum (Boissonneau, 1840)
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Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
  Ramphomicron

Scientific:
  Ramphomicron microrhynchum

Citation:
  (Boissonneau, 1840)

Reference:
  Rev.Zool. 2(1839) p.354

Protonym:
  Ornismya microrhyncha

Avibase ID:
  B2CD184B3E446FFA

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/B2CD184B

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 555268

Geographic range:

  • Ramphomicron microrhynchum microrhynchum: Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and nw Peru
  • Ramphomicron microrhynchum andicola: Andes of w Venezuela (Mérida)
  • Ramphomicron microrhynchum albiventre: Andes of c Peru (Huánuco to Junín, Cuzco and Apurímac)
  • Ramphomicron microrhynchum bolivianum: Andes of w Bolivia (Cochabamba)
Source: Clements checklist

English:
  Purple-backed Thornbill
Czech:
  kolibřík nachovohřbetý
German:
  Purpur-Kurzschnabelkolibri
Danish:
  Purpurrygget Tornnæbskolibri
Spanish:
  Colibrí Piquicorto Común
Finnish:
  purppuranysäkolibri
French:
  Colibri à petit bec
Italian:
  Spinibecco dorsoviola
Japanese:
  togehashihachidori
Japanese:
  トゲハシハチドリ
Dutch:
  Purperrugdoornsnavel
Norwegian:
  Purpurryggkolibri
Polish:
  kolcodziobek fioletowy
Russian:
  Пурпурноспинный короткоклювый колибри
Slovak:
  vrchárik krátkozobý
Swedish:
  purpurryggig nålnäbb
Chinese:
  紫背刺嘴蜂鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms

Catalan: Colibrí bec-curt violaci
Czech: Kolibrík drobnozobý, kolibřík nachovohřbetý
Danish: Purpurrygget Tornnæbskolibri
German: Kleinschnabelkolibri, Kleinschnabel-Kolibri, Purpur-Kurzschnabelkolibri
English: Purple backed Thornbill, Purple-backed Thornbill, Stanley's Thornbill, Thorn-billed Hummingbird
Spanish: Colibrí Pico Espina, Colibrí Piquicorto Común, Picoespina Dorsimorado, Tucusito Coludo Chico
Spanish (Colombia): Pico de tuna morado, Picoespina Dorsimorado
Spanish (Spain): Colibrí Piquicorto Común
Spanish (Peru): Pico-Espina de Dorso Púrpura
Spanish (Venezuela): Colibrí Pico Espina
Finnish: Purppuranysäkolibri
French: Colibri à petit bec
Hungarian: piroscsőrű tüskecsőrű-kolibri
Italian: Becco a spina dorsopurpureo, Spinibecco dorsoviola
Japanese: togehashihachidori
Japanese: トゲハシハチドリ
Latin: Ornismya microrhyncha, Ramphomicron microrhynchum, Ramphomicron microrhynchum microrhynchum
Lithuanian: Purpurinis trumpasnapis kolibris
Dutch: Perperrug-doornsnavel, Purperrugdoornsnavel
Norwegian: Purpurryggkolibri
Polish: kolcodziobek fioletowy
Russian: Пурпурноспинный короткоклювый колибри, Фиолетовоспинный колибри-шипоклюв
Slovak: trnozobka krátkozobá, vrchárik krátkozobý
Swedish: Purpurryggad nålnäbb, purpurryggig nålnäbb
Chinese: 紫背刺嘴蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 紫背刺嘴蜂鳥

 

         

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