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Hooded Visorbearer (Colibri Lumachelle, or Colibrí Lumaquela)
Augastes lumachella (Apodiformes - Trochilidae), commonly named the Hooded Visorbearer, is an endemic species to Brazil.
The most significant feature of this species is its iridescent green “visor” which is only really noticeable when the bird is looking straight at you. Equally distinctive is the bright orange spot at the bottom of the throat showing on top of a white half-collar. This gives rise to its local Brazilian name of “gravatinho” or “little necktie”.
This tiny hummingbird occurs at few known locations within a moderately small range which may be decreasing in size owing to habitat loss. It is consequently classified as Near Threatened.
Photo credit: ©Ciro Albano
Locality: Chapada Diamantina, Lençois, Bahia, Northeast Brazil
Stripe-breasted Starthroat (White-striped Hummingbird, Colibrí Escamoso)
Heliomaster squamosus (Apodiformes - Trochilidae), the Stripe-breasted Starthroat, is a beautiful hummingbird native to eastern and southeastern Brazil, which also has occasional records in Argentina.