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Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Phaethornithinae
Genus: Threnetes

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Threnetes is a genus in the hummingbird family (Trochilidae). It contains the following species, collectively known as the barbthroats:

  • Pale-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes leucurus (formerly in T. niger)
  • Sooty Barbthroat, Threnetes niger
    • Bronze-tailed Barbthroat, T. (n.) loehkeni
    • Christina's Barbthroat, T. (n./l.) christinae (doubtfully distinct from loehkeni)
    • Freire's Sooty Barbthroat, T. (n./l.) freirei
  • Band-tailed Barbthroat, Threnetes ruckeri

The supposed "Black Barbthroats", described as T. grzimeki, are actually juvenile males of the Rufous-breasted Hermit (Glaucis hirsuta).

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