The Coppery Thorntail
) is a species of hummingbird
in the Trochilidae
family. It is only known from two old male specimens
(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.