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Besourinho-de-bico-vermelho (Glittering-bellied Emerald) - Male

Chlorostilbon lucidus (Shaw, 1812)


This hummingbird is 8.5 cm long and weight 3.5 grams. As its name implies, its beak is red with a black tip. Its bright green plumage covers the dorsal and ventral parts, presenting a more intense golden glow on the forehead and more bluish throat. The tail feathers are blue. The female is distinguished by a white curve line behind the eyes and the tip of the tail whitish.


Live in gardens and flower gardens, barns sparse, open areas and flowery lamps forests. During the time of its greatest activity is very aggressive. It needs to be cleaned constantly due to the constant contact with the viscous liquid of flowers. He likes to sunbathe and stretches after the rest. nozzle sleeps forward, his head slightly raised position similar to that assumed during rain and when she sings. often put wings under the tail. Lands with opened wings to sleep. It can be found in the Brazilian Northeast, and from Espirito Santo to Rio Grande do Sul.

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Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Nov 15, 2006
Submitted on Feb 25, 2016

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