Golden-tailed Sapphire

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chrysuronia oenone

Golden-tailed Sapphire

The Golden-tailed Sapphire is a species of bird in the Trochilidae family.

It is a small hummingbird, measuring about 3.94 inches and weighs 4 - 6 grams.

Males are iridescent green with bluish face and rich reddish golden rump and tail.

Females are similar but lack the blue face and are paler gray below.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

Often one of the most common hummingbirds at feeders in their range.

Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.



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