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Beija-flor-de-fronte-violeta (Violet-capped Woodnymph) - Female

Thalurania glaucopis (Gmelin, 1788)

Description:

The "beija-flor-de-fronte-violeta" is an apodiforme bird in the Trochilidae family, also known in Brazil as "tesoura-de-fronte-violeta". It measures approximately 11.1 cm and has a bright green violet-blue cap, white tuffs on crisso, steel-blue rectrices and a black beak. The female has the dirty white bottoms, side rectrices with white tips, forehead and lower side sometimes washed cinnamon.

Habitat:

Occurs from Bahia and Minas Gerais to Rio Grande do Sul and to west, until the Mato Grosso. It is also found in Uruguay, Paraguay and Argentina

Notes:

The town of the coordinates (lat: -22.535989, long: -43.226227) that I used for search, is not DUQUE DE CAXIAS, as reports the search map tool of this page, but PETRÓPOLIS, as shown here:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/22%C2%...

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Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Apr 14, 2010
Submitted on Feb 25, 2016

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