Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Chlorestes (4 species, 5 worldwide)



White-chinned Sapphire
White-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes cyanus) Male
Sítio Folha Seca, São Paulo, Brazil
  White chin can be hard to see.
   
Photograph by Matt Grube   © All Rights Reserved.

White-chinned Sapphire
White-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes cyanus) Female
REGUA, Cachoeiras de Macacu, RJ, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

An odd tailless bird in flight.

Blue-throated Sapphire
Blue-throated Sapphire (Chlorestes eliciae eliciae)
Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.


Violet-bellied Hummingbird
Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Chlorestes julie panamensis) Male
Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Violet-bellied Hummingbird
Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Chlorestes julie) Female
Soberania National Park, Panama
  Note female has blue back of tail and all white chest compared to female [Blue-chested Hummingbird] which has rufous back of tail.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Blue-chinned Sapphire
Blue-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes notata notata) Male
Trinidad and Tobago  
   
Photograph by Charles J. Sharp/Sharp Photography     Copyright and usage info



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