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The Honduran Emerald, Amazilia luciae, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found only in Honduras. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. It is threatened by habitat loss, and deforestation. The species is locally common in arid thorn forest and scrub in the upper Rio Aguan valley, Department of Yoro. Exploration of the less-accessible interior of Honduras has revealed a wider distribution than thought at the time of its "rediscovery." The species responds and joins mobs after hearing the calls of a Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum). It was described by Lawrence in 1867.