Purple-backed Sunbeam Aglaeactis aliciae


Clements, J.F.; Shany, N. 2001. A Field Guide to the Birds of Peru. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.

Fjeldså, J.; Kessler, M. 1996. Conserving the biological diversity of Polylepis woodlands of the highland of Peru and Bolivia. NORDECO, Copenhagen.

Global Forest Watch. 2020. Interactive Forest Change Mapping Tool. Available at:

Hunnybun, M. 1999. A birding trip to Peru.

IUCN. 2020. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2020-3. Available at: (Accessed: 10 December 2020).

Lambert, F. R.; Pratolongo, F. A. 2007. Distribution, status and notes on the ecology of Purple-backed Sunbeam Agaeactis aliciae in north Peru. Cotinga 28: 21-26.

Nuñez Cortez, E. 2015. Primer registro del Rayo-de-Sol de Dorso Púrpura (Aglaeactis aliciae) para el departamento de Ancash, Perú. Boletín UNOP 10(1): 51–54.

Schuchmann, K. L.; Boesman, P. F. D.; Sharpe, C. J. 2020. Purple-backed Sunbeam (Aglaeactis aliciae), version 1.0. Ithaca, NY, USA Available at:

SERFOR. 2018. Libro Rojo de la Fauna Silvestre Amenazada del Perú. Primera edición. SERFOR, Lima, Peru.

Further resources

Detailed species account from the Threatened birds of the Americas: the BirdLife International Red Data Book (BirdLife International 1992). Please note, taxonomic treatment and IUCN Red List category may have changed since publication.

Recuento detallado de la especie tomado del libro Aves Amenazadas de las Americas, Libro Rojo de BirdLife International (BirdLife International 1992). Nota: la taxonomoía y la categoría de la Lista Roja de la UICN pudo haber cambiado desde esta publicación.

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Aglaeactis aliciae. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 04/03/2024.