Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Amazonas, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Males | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Females | Loc. Amazonian, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Female | Loc. Eastern Ecuador
Status: The Rufous-throated Sapphire is rare and poorly known in Amazonia. It occurs mostly on the north side of the Amazon but crosses to the south across the upper Marañon river towards the south. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Zafiro de Garganta Rufa.
Sub-species: Rufous-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis sapphirina), J. F. Gmelin, 1788.
Meaning of Name: Hylocharis: Gr. Hulē= woodland, forest and kharis, kharitos= grace, loveliness. sapphirina: Gr. Sappheirinos, sapphirine, sappheiros= sapphire.
- 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.