Blue-headed sapphire

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Blue-headed sapphire
Blue-headed Sapphire - Colombia.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Hylocharis
H. grayi
Binomial name
Hylocharis grayi

The blue-headed sapphire (Hylocharis grayi) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. It formerly included the Humboldt's sapphire as a subspecies. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Hylocharis grayi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.