Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Hylocharis (5 species, 6 worldwide)


White-chinned Sapphire
White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus cyanus) Male
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil
  The white chin is below the bill and is very small.
   

White-chinned Sapphire
White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus) Female
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   


Blue-throated Sapphire
Blue-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis eliciae earina) Male
Canopy Camp, Darien, Panama  
   
Photograph by Patty McGann     Copyright and usage info


Blue-headed Sapphire
Blue-headed Sapphire (Hylocharis grayi) Male
Finca Alejandria, Cali, Colombia  
   



Humboldt's Sapphire
Humboldt's Sapphire (Hylocharis humboldtii) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   

Rare and local. Seen at mangrove flowers when they are in bloom, and otherwise in fields and forest edges.
Additional photo.

Rufous-throated Sapphire
Rufous-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis sapphirina)
Wildsumaco Lodge, Sumaco, Ecuador  
   
Photograph by Sue Bishop   Copyrighted, all rights reserved.

Might better be named Rufous-chinned Sapphire.


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