French: Saphir à queue d’or German: Goldsaphirkolibri Spanish: Zafiro bronceado
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NE & SC Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz, Chuquisaca, Tarija), Paraguay and C & SE Brazil (Mato Grosso and Minas Gerais to São Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul) to Uruguay and N Argentina (S to Tucumán, Santiago del Estero, Santa Fe, N Buenos Aires).
8–10 cm; 4–5 g. Male has medium-sized straight bill, coral-red, tipped black; above and below iridescent golden-green, tiny white postocular spot, chin pale... read more
Song a repeated high-pitched, cricket-like trill of variable length, at 8–10 kHz. Call a short dry... read more
Gardens, plantations, savannas with scattered bushes and trees, forest edges, from 200 m to 1000 m... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar of flowering native and introduced angiosperms, such as Malvaviscus, Mabea fistulifera, Inga, ... read more
Sept–Feb (Brazil). Small cup-shaped nest is built from seed fibres of Asclepias, Chorisis and various bromeliads,... read more
Sedentary, migratory in parts of Brazil during Jul and Aug (Mato Grosso), and presence also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. A very common hummingbird throughout its range; readily accepts man-made habitats such as gardens and plantations. Due to... read more
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