Data for:
San Miguel Polylepis forest
List:
Caprimulgiformes > Trochilidae

Rufous-throated Sapphire

Hylocharis sapphirina

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A small hummingbird with a straight red bill with a black tip. Males have a green back with iridescent violet-blue underparts, a coppery tail, and a fluffy white vent. Females have grayish dark underparts with some dark spots on the chest. Note the rufous chin in both sexes, which can be hard to see. Mostly found in humid forests and wooded savannas.

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