Photo copyright: monacoeye • Do not copy • Images: Itatiaia, RJ • November 2009
Bird name: Brazilian Ruby
Latin: Clytolaema rubricauda
Family: Trochilidae • Hummingbirds
The male Brazilian Ruby has a spectacular pink iridescent throat, which it flashes from time to time, and a bright green crown, which is more difficult to spot. The throat patch can also show green, but normally it simply appears black.
The female has a buff chest and light throat. Both have a characteristic white post-ocular patch (behind the eye) and straight black bill.