shiny green upperparts; copper-color tail; reddish bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

Gilded Sapphire
Hylocharis chrysura

Native Range: South America

Notes: a common species also known as the Gilded Hummingbird; no sexual dimorphism.

feeding on nectar (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

stretching; creamy belly flanked by scaled appearance (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

ventral view; long slightly decurved bill (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

dorsal view; nearly black primaries (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

hovering and showing off its gold tail (Brazil; 2007-11-09)

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