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)
Sombre Hummingbird, Brazil, April 2001 - click for larger image Near Ubatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
August 2000

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.

Sombre Hummingbird, Brazil, Aug 2002 - click for larger image 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.

Sombre Hummingbird, Brazil, Aug 2000 - click for larger image 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
Sombre Hummingbird, Brazil, Aug 2000 - click for larger image Sombre Hummingbird, Brazil, Aug 2002 - click for larger image
Sombre Hummingbird, Brazil, Aug 2000 - click for larger image Sombre Hummingbird, Vargem Alta, Espirito Santo, Brazil, March 2004 - click for larger image
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