White-chinned sapphire

White-chinned sapphire

White-chinned sapphire

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Chlorestes cyanus

The white-chinned sapphire (Chlorestes cyanus ) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.It is found in northern South America.Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.

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This species was formerly placed in the genus Hylocharis. A molecular phylogenetic study published in 2014 found that Hylocharis was polyphyletic. In the revised classification to create monophyletic genera, the white-chinned sapphire was moved to Chlorestes.

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Appearance

The male has a prussian blue head and is green with a red beak while the female is brown and white with a black beak.

White-chinned sapphire habitat map
White-chinned sapphire
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Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Seasonal behavior

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References

1. White-chinned sapphire Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-chinned_sapphire
2. White-chinned sapphire on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22687439/93152418

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