French: Dryade glaucope German: Blaukronennymphe Spanish: Zafiro capirotado
J. F. Gmelin
E & SE Brazil (Bahia to Rio Grande do Sul), E Paraguay and NE Argentina (Misiones); doubtfully N Uruguay.
8–11 cm; male 4–6·1 g, female 4–5 g. Male has bill straight, medium-sized, almost blackish or with dark brown tip to mandible; cap glittering violet-... read more
Possible song a monotonous rapid series of evenly spaced metallic chips, “chip..chip..chip...”, at... read more
Virgin forest, forest edges, scrub; also found in suburban areas like parks and gardens, and even... read more
Food and feeding
Forages for nectar at a great variety of native and introduced plants, from low in understorey to canopy level. In forested areas, plant... read more
Season Sept–Feb. Nest bowl-shaped, made of soft plant wool and fibres, such as Gramineae, Typha, Bombaceae, or Bromeliaceae... read more
Short-distance migrant. Although sometimes listed for Uruguay, no recent confirmation of breeding,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). CITES II. One of commonest trochilids in SE Brazil, where frequent both in forested and semi-open areas; occurs in many protected... read more
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