Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Venezuela
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Unknown | Loc. Eastern, Brazil
Status: The Blue-chinned Sapphire is uncommon restricted to Loreto and southern Ucayali in Amazonia generally ranging below 800 m along the foothill of the Andes. It also occurs in Co, Ec, and Br.
Name in Spanish: Zafiro de Barbilla Azul.
Sub-species: Blue-chinned Sapphire (Chlorestes notata puruensis), Riley, 1913. NW Brazil (N of Amazon, E to mouths of R Trombetas and R Negro) to SE Colombia, E Ecuador and NE Peru (upper R Ucayali).
(Chlorestes notata obsoleta), J. T. Zimmer, 1950. NE Peru on lower R Ucayali near the mouth of R Napo, and W probably to the mouth of R Huallaga.
Meaning of Name: Chlorestes: Gr. khlōros= green and esthēs, esthētos= clothes, clothing. notata: L. albus white; notatus spotted, marked.
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.