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.

The Aglaiocercus berlepschi is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Aglaiocercus berlepschi Aglaiocercus coelestis Aglaiocercus kingi Aglaiocercus is a genus of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It contains the following species: * Long-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus kingi * Violet-tailed Sylph, Aglaiocercus coelestis * Venezuelan Sylph, Aglaiocercus berlepschi Stub icon This Apodiformes-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.v • d • e Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Aglaiocercus
Species : berlepschi
Authority : (E. Hartert, 1898)