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.
The firecrown exploits various flower types for nectar, and is able to not only recall the nectar location among identical flowers, but also to recall the location of the most rewarding nectar among less rewarding flowers.
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