Birds of Colombia

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



White-chinned Sapphire
White-chinned Sapphire (Hylocharis 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 (Hylocharis 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 (Hylocharis eliciae eliciae)
Costa Rica  
   
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.


Blue-headed Sapphire
Blue-headed Sapphire (Hylocharis grayi) Male
Finca Alejandria, Cali, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



Humboldt's Sapphire
Humboldt's Sapphire (Hylocharis humboldtii) Male
Bahia Solano, Choco, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rare and local along Pacific coast.. 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)
Veracel Reserve, Bahia, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Ciro Albano - NE Brazil Birding   © All Rights Reserved.

Might better be named Rufous-chinned Sapphire.


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