Brazilian name: beija-flor-safira
Reserve, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
Rufous-throated sapphire is distributed in a large part of the
Amazon Basin with a disjunct population in central and eastern
Brazil and adjacent areas of Argentina.
|Photos 1 to 3 are of a
female while the more intense rufous on the chin of the bird in
photo 4 suggests that it might be an immature male. While there
were several birds feeding from the flowers shown in photo 3
there did not seem to be any mature males present though there
was a mature male White-chinned Sapphire H. cyanus. The
female has a pale rufous chin and greyish underparts with
blue-green discs on the throat and chest.
|There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.|
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