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Strange Tails

We're delighted to have a strong population of strange-tailed tyrants at the reserve. So much so that we've adopted these beautiful and endangered birds as the symbol of the Trust

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Gilded Sapphire

Gilded Sapphire

Hylocharis chrysura

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The Gilded Sapphire is similar to the Glittering-bellied Emerald and we have several of both species at Reserva Don Luis.

It is predominantly green with a bronzy gloss and a bronze coloured tail.  It has a long curved red bill with a black tip.  It is fairly vocal like many of the Hummingbirds in this area.  The female is similar with duller plumage and a grey lower belly.


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