Thalurania glaucopis (*)
Thalurania glaucopis (Gmelin, 1788)
* Syst.Nat. 1 pt1 p.497
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.
* BirdLife International 2004. Thalurania glaucopis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.
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