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Coppery Thorntail

Discosura letitiae (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852)

Letitia's Thorntail (Discosura letitiae), also known as the Coppery Thorntail, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. 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. Source: Wikipedia

Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
  Discosura

Scientific:
  Discosura letitiae

Citation:
  (Bourcier & Mulsant, 1852)

Reference:
  Ann.Sci.Phys.Nat.Agric.Ind.(2) 4 p.143

Protonym:
  Trochilus letitiae

Avibase ID:
  E77089BB81416078

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/E77089BB

Taxonomic Serial Number:
TSN: 693149


DATA DEFICIENT

Geographic range:

  • Discosura letitiae: Known from three specimens ca 1852 labeled from “Bolivia”
English:
Coppery Thorntail
Czech:
kolibřík měděnohřbetý
German:
Kupferfadenelfe
Danish:
Boliviansk Tornhale
Spanish:
Rabudito Cobrizo
Finnish:
kuparihapsukolibri
French:
Coquette de Letizia
Italian:
Spinuro ramato
Japanese:
douirotogeohachidori
Japanese:
ドウイロトゲオハチドリ
Dutch:
Koperen Draadkolibrie
Norwegian:
Bronsetrådstjert
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Bronsetrådstjert
Polish:
kolcosterek miedziany
Russian:
Медный колючехвостый колибри
Slovak:
prilbiarik medený
Swedish:
kopparnålstjärt
Ukrainian:
Колібрі-голкохвіст бурштиновий
Chinese:
铜色刺尾蜂鸟


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

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

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Other synonyms


Catalan: Colibrí cuallarg de Letícia
Czech: kolibřík měděnohřbetý, Kolibrík medený
Danish: Boliviansk Tornhale
German: Kupferelfe, Kupfer-Elfe, Kupferfadenelfe
English: Coppery Thorntail, Coppery throntail, Letitia's Thorntail
English (IOC): Letitia's Thorntail
Spanish: Coqueta Cobriza, Rabudito Cobrizo
Spanish (Spain): Rabudito Cobrizo
Spanish (HBW): Coppery Thorntail
Finnish: Kuparihapsukolibri
French: Coquette de Létitia, Coquette de Letizia, Discosura letitiae
Hungarian: rézfényű fecskekolibri
Italian: Colibrì codalunga di Letizia, Spinuro ramato
Japanese: douirotogeohachidori
Japanese: ドウイロトゲオハチドリ
Scientific: Discosura letitiae, Popelairia letitiae, Trochilus letitiae
Lithuanian: Varinis dygliauodegis kolibris
Dutch: Koperen Draadkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk: Bronsetrådstjert
Norwegian: Bronsetrådstjert
Polish: kolcosterek miedziany
Russian: Медный колючехвостый колибри
Slovak: prilbiarik medený
Serbian: Bakreni bodljorepi kolibri
Swedish: Kopparnålstjärt
Ukrainian: Колібрі-голкохвіст бурштиновий
Chinese: 铜色刺尾蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 銅色刺尾蜂鳥

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