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Green-backed Firecrown

Sephanoides sephaniodes


Green-back often hangs from flower petals or leaves with its feet. Their nests are built in high branches or bushes. They like to eat insects, inch worms, and nectar from flowers.


Found in Argentina and Chile. It can be fairly common in some locations, especially the Robinson Crusoe Island, 350 miles off the Chilean coast. It is found as far south as Tierra del Fuego.


It usually eats persimmon from my tree. Thanks @AshishNimkar for ID. Watch the video!!! ;) (Andrés is my brother)

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Ashish 10 years ago
Green-backed Firecrown
Sephanoides sephanoides Green-backed Firecrown

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Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 10 years ago

Awesome spotting!!! Love the video!

Jeannette 10 years ago

What a beautiful bird and amazing video, well done :)

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago


isscarr 10 years ago

A new video is uploaded!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

This lovely spotting is precious for Project Noah as this bird specie is endangered...!!

isscarr 10 years ago

Thanks @AshishNimkar!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

isscarr.. Thanks for sharing this little cuty on Project Noah.. This is precious for Bird collection here...!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago


Spotted by

Maipu, XIII Región Metropolitana de Santiago, Chile

Spotted on May 17, 2012
Submitted on May 17, 2012

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