|Sapphire-spangled Emerald Amazilia
(aka Polyerata lactea - see HBW, Volume 5, Page 601)
Brazilian name: Beija-flor-de-peito-azul
The Sapphire-spangled Emerald is found mainly in central and south-east Brazil but with populations in south east Venezuela and in Peru and Bolivia. It is found at forest edges and other open areas such as gardens.
|It looks similar to the Glittering-throated Emerald (Amazilia fimbriata) with its straight bill and black upper mandible, pink lower mandible and the white stripe in the middle of its breast. It differs in having its throat, breast and the sides of its neck a glittering "sapphire" violet-blue. The two sexes look alike.|
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