Black-Throated Brilliant 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Heliodoxa schreibersii

The Black-Throated Brilliant is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a large hummingbird measuring 5 inches in length.

Males are green above and black below with a purple iridescent patch on the throat, bordered by iridescent green below the patch.

Females are mostly green with a black throat bordered below by a purple iridescent patch.

Tail is blue and forked, deeper in the male. Underparts look all black in poor light.

They have stout bills.

Song is quite unusual: a descending, rattling trill that can last over five seconds.

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.


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