Rufous-throated Sapphire (Hylocharis sapphirina) - HBW 5, p. 589
French: Saphir à gorge rousse
Spanish: Zafiro Gorgirrojo
Other common names: Red-throated Sapphire
Taxonomy: Trochilus sapphirinus J. F. Gmelin, 1788, the Guianas.
In past, several races were recognized, notably guianensis (Guyana) and brasiliensis (Bahia), but pattern of distinguishing morphological characters is not constant. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Colombia (Vaupés, Amazonas), S Venezuela (Amazonas, Bolívar) and the Guianas to E Ecuador, NE Peru and NW & NC Brazil (Amazonas E to Amapá and Pará); also NE Bolivia (NE Santa Cruz), Paraguay and C & E Brazil (Bahia S to São Paulo) to NE Argentina (Chaco, Formosa, Misiones).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A male calling on a branch Locality Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Mato Grosso State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Will Carter 10 June 2007 5 years ago 14 sec 3.6
A female high in a tree, perched and feeding Locality Rio Roosevelt, Amazonas State, Brazil (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 July 2007 5 years ago 37 sec 2.8