Genus Aglaiocercus


Aglaiocercus berlepschi - The male is 22 centimetres in length with the elongated outer tail-feathers accounting for 14-15 centimetres. Its plumage is mostly irridescent green. The throat is blue and the outer tail-feathers are violet, becoming blue towards the tips. The female is 9.5-11 centimetres long. The tail is shorter than that of the male but still fairly long and slightly forked. Females have a blue crown and white throat, breast and belly.

Violet-tailed Sylph - "...a rapid, double-sounding tez-it at 1 per sec for up to several minutes..."

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Aglaiocercus