Brazilian name: beija-flor-roxo
The White-chinned Sapphire is distributed in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins with disjunct populations around Lake Maracaibo, along the coast of south-east Brazil and into north-east Argentina.
It is found in forest edges, gallery forest, white sand forests and restinga. It does not seem to be common in cities but the bird in photos 1 to 4 was photographed in the centre of São Paulo City which I think is the first record for the city.
|Points to watch out for are
the straight red bill with black tip, the dark blue forehead,
crown, cheeks and throat, the coppery rump and the green flanks.
Photos 1 to 4 are of the race griseiventris which has a
greyish belly but other races including the nominate shown in
photo 5, have a green belly.
There are recordings and a distribution map on xeno-canto and additional information is available via Avibase.
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