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Caprimulgiformes > Trochilidae

White-chinned Sapphire

Hylocharis cyanus

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Small hummingbird with straight bill, green nape and back with a coppery rump and dark tail. Males usually look very dark in the field but in the right light shows a violet-blue head,an often indistinct whitish chin, and are green below. The bill is red with a black tip. Females have green heads, speckled throats, and an off-white belly. Found in the interior and edge of humid forest, forest edges, and second growth.

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