|Sombre Hummingbird (Aphantochroa cirrochloris)
aka Campylopterus cirrochloris according to HBW, Volume 5, Page 554 putting it in the same genus as they put the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura)
| Near Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
Brazilian Endemic restricted to South East Brazil.
A surprisingly dull hummingbird, the male and female look similar as is usual when the male is dull.
|Note the slightly decurved black bill, the small white postocular spot, the diamond pattern on the under-tail coverts with white at the base of the legs and the coppery sheen on the back.
An aggressive bird, he kept chasing both Violet-capped Woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis and Black Jacobin Melanotrochilus fuscus out of his territory.
|There are illustrations in HBW, Volume 5, Page 552; and Sick, Plate 21, while there is a small web illustration at John Gould's Hummingbirds|