Genus Sephanoides


Juan Fernandez Firecrown - The population of this species has been in a general decline for years. A census made in October 2002 revealed fewer than 200 individual birds and of these only 60 females, although scientifically sound census methods have not yet been used to provide a reliable figure. The species is ranked Critically Endangered by Birdlife International. A conservation effort was begun in 2004 by a partnership of several organizations with the aim of preventing extinction of the species.


Green-backed Firecrown - Like its cousin the Juan Fernández Firecrown, the Green-back often hangs from flower petals or leaves with its feet. Their nests are built in high branches or bushes. They like to eat insects, and nectar from flowers.

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Sephanoides