Blue-chinned Emerald Chlorostilbon notatus
(aka Blue-chinned Sapphire Chlorestes notatus - see HBW, Volume 5, Page 572)
Blue-chinned Sapphire, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click for larger image Amazonia National Park, Pará, Brazil
September 2000

The Blue-chinned Emerald is found from Colombia to eastern Brazil and along the Amazon River. It is found in a variety of habitats ranging from várzea and terra firme forest edges to shrubby areas and gardens.

It feeds mainly on nectar and the male establishes a feeding territory which it defends vigorously. It also feeds on insects.

Blue-chinned Sapphire, Brazil, Sept 2000 - click for larger image It has a straight bill with the lower mandible red tipped black. The male is glittering green below with a glittering blue chin. The female is grey-green below. Note the squarish shape of the tail.

There is an illustration in HBW, Volume 5, Page 570.

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