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Thalurania glaucopis

Thalurania glaucopis (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trochiliformes
Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Thalurania
Species: Thalurania glaucopis

Name

Thalurania glaucopis (Gmelin, 1788)

References

* Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.497


Vernacular names
English: Violet-capped Woodnymph
Français: Dryade glaucope
Polski: Widłogonek fioletowoczelny

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The Violet-capped Woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in forest (primarily humid), dense woodland, gardens and parks in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, and far north-eastern Argentina (primarily Misiones Province). It is widespread and generally common, and therefore considered to be of Least Concern by BirdLife International (and consequently the IUCN). The male is distinctive, being overall green with a blue cap and deeply forked dark blue tail. It is occasionally confused with the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird. The female lacks the blue crown, has entirely greyish-white underparts, and a shorter, white-tipped tail.
References

* BirdLife International 2004. Thalurania glaucopis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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