|Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata)
(aka Polyerata fimbriata - see HBW, Volume 5, Page 601)
Brazilian name: beija-flor-de-garganta-verde
The first two photos are of a male and show the straight bill with the black upper mandible and the pink lower mandible. The males have the throat a "glittering" green while the females have a white stripe up the middle of the throat.
The Glittering-throated Emerald is found in a wide variety of open and semi-open habitats including gardens but it is not found in the interiors of forests.
|Glittering-throated Emeralds are found from Colombia through to south-east Brazil. The first two photos were taken in south-east Brazil and are of the subspecies Amazilia fimbriata tephrocephala. This tends to be larger than the other subspecies such as the nominate A. f. fimbriata.|
|The third photo shows a female Glittering-throated Emerald sitting on a nest. The nest was on a horizontal branch in a shrub about 2 metres off the ground and consisted of a neat cup constructed from what looked like fine strands of dry vegetation, cobwebs and lichen.This photo was taken in Minas Gerais and shows a female of the subspecies A. f. nigricauda.|
|The genus name Amazilia comes from Amazili, an Inca heroine in Jean François Marmontel's 1777 novel "Les Incas, ou la destruction de l'Empire du Pérou", according to Jobling|
|There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto.|
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