male; nearly straight bill red at base and black at tip (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Glittering-bellied Emereld
Chlorostilbon aureoventris

Native Range: South America

Notes: a common species of parks and gardens in south-central South America; sexually dimorphic with the female lacking the bright colors of the male.

bluish breast; emerald belly; puffy white vent area (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

white on this bird's forehead is pollen; note wide bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

noticeably forked tail; white on forehead is pollen (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

male posing for a portrait (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

glittering in the sunlight (Brazil; 2007-11-09)