White-chinned sapphire

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White-chinned sapphire
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Female (above) and male (below) in São Paulo, Brazil
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Hylocharis
H. cyanus
Binomial name
Hylocharis cyanus
Vieillot, 1818

The white-chinned sapphire (Hylocharis cyanus) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in northern South America. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest.


The male has a prussian blue head and is green with a red beak while the female is brown and white with a black beak.


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