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Calliphlox amethystina
Photo by Carlos Henrique
Mogi-das-Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2008


8.6 cm
Male - straight black bill, forked tail, amethyst throat, white band across the chest.
Female - whitish underparts with green spots on the throat and a short tail.


Widespread throughout tropical South America to north-east Argentina and southern Brazil.



One subspecies, Calliphlox orthura, is recognised by some authors[2]

Photo by Luiz
Itatiaia National Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 2006


Forest edge and more open habitats, including caatinga etc. Visits garden feeders.


The diet includes nectar.

Photo by JWN Andrewes
Serra dos Tucanos, Brazil, October 2005


  1. Clements, JF. 2008. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2008. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Avibase
  3. Arthur Grosset

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