Blue-chinned Sapphire Chlorestes notata

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • © Michel Giraud-Audine

The Blue-chinned Sapphire is a small, green hummingbird of forest edges and clearings in northern South America. Like the Chlorostilbon emeralds, it is green overall, with a dark blue tail and a bluish wash to the throat. It differs from most Chlorostilbon species, however, in being somewhat larger and having a reddish bill base. It feeds on nectar and arthropods and places its cup nest on a branch or exposed root.

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© Curtis Marantz

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Blue-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes notata), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: