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
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.