Green-backed firecrown

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Green-backed firecrown
Picaflor colibri rubi.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Sephanoides
Species: S. sephaniodes
Binomial name
Sephanoides sephaniodes
(Lesson, 1827)

The green-backed firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes) is a hummingbird that is found in Argentina and Chile. It can be fairly common in some locations, especially on Robinson Crusoe Island, 350 miles off the Chilean coast. It can be found in the Chilean matorral ecoregion, extending as far south as Tierra del Fuego.[2]

This image shows two pictures of the same green-backed firecrown taken three seconds apart.

Like its cousin the Juan Fernández firecrown, the green-backed firecrown often hangs from flower petals or leaves with its feet. Their nests are built in high branches or bushes.


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