|Rufous-throated Hummingbird Amazilia sapphirina
(aka Rufous-throated Sapphire Hylocharis sapphirina)
Brazilian name: beija-flor-safira
|Veracel Reserve, Porto Seguro, Bahia, Brazil
The Rufous-throated Hummingbird is distributed in a large part of the
Amazon Basin with a disjunct population in central and eastern Brazil and adjacent areas of Argentina. See the distribution map at xeno-canto.
|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.
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