Heliomaster longirostris - Gould
Long-billed Starthroat
(Heliomaster longirostris)
John Gould lithograph.
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Superorder: Strisores
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Subfamily: Trochilinae
Tribe: Lampornini
Genus: Heliomaster
Bonaparte, 1850

Heliomaster is a hummingbird genus in the subfamily Trochilinae. They are commonly known as starthroats due to the males' ornamental plumage.


The genus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ "Heliomaster". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 25 November 2011. 

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