|Brazilian Ruby Clytolaema
(aka Heliodoxa rubricauda)
Brazilian name: Beija-flor-rubi
The Brazilian Ruby is a Brazilian endemic found in forest, scrub and gardens in east Brazil.
The male, seen here in photos 1 to 5 has an iridescent green breast, a ruby-red gorget and an emerald green crown and forehead. At certain angles these are not evident and it looks like a large, dark hummingbird with a medium-length, straight bill and a white post-ocular spot. The undertail is rufous and the back is a greeny bronze colour.
The female-plumaged bird in photo 6 was seen in Bahia which must be the most northerly reported limit for this species.
|It differs from the male in
its cinnamon underparts and its grass-green upperparts.
Photo 7 is of an immature male while photo 8 is of an immature female.
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