Trochilus (Topaza) pyra
Rio Negro, Brazil.
Often lumped with T. pella, and some individuals of that species resemble present species in having glittering orange belly. However, here split on account of (in male) black extending over rear ear-coverts and nape and lower on breast below green throat patch, forming a stronger, more distinctive hood (3); more golden, less vinous shade on mantle and back (1); stronger and rather more extensive green on rump and uppertail-coverts (ns); almost uniformly dark blue-black secondaries and tail vs secondaries and outer rectrices rich rufous (3); and (in female) narrower glittering throat patch (ns) and whitish-buff outer vane of outer rectrix (ns); further differences exist#R. Two subspecies recognized.
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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