The Amethyst-throated Sunangel (Heliangelus amethysticollis) - named for the iridescent, amethyst-coloured throat patch of the male - is the most widespread of all sunangels. Found in Latin America, they inhabit wet and humid montane forests (cloud and elfin forests), and - to a lesser extent - occur along the edges of forests, in bushy second growtLatin America.h and open bushy terrain along streams, as well as being found on humid grassy slopes. There is a group of three northern subspecies, in the Andes of northeastern Colombia and in Venezuela; and a very disjunct group of three southern subspecies, that occur from southern Ecuador south to Bolivia.
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