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

Thalurania glaucopis (Gmelin, 1788)


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.


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


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:

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Duque de Caxias, RJ, Brazil

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

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