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Green-backed firecrown

Definition of the noun Green-backed firecrown

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  1. A bird of South-America, Sephanoides sephaniodes, that is capable of flying without moving forward.


The green-backed firecrown is a hummingbird that is found in Argentina and Chile. It can be fairly common in some locations, especially on Robinson Crusoe Island, 350 miles off the Chilean coast. It can be found in the Chilean matorral ecoregion, extending as far south as Tierra del Fuego.

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Google previewHelm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names (2010)

by James A. Jobling

Sephanoides Specific name Orthorhynchus sephaniodes Lesson, 1827, Green-backed Firecrown. sepiaria / sepiarium L. sepes, sepis, or saepes, saepis hedge. sepikensis Sepik River, New Guinea. sepium L. sepium of hedges (sepes hedge). septemstriata L. septem seven; striatus striated. septentrionale / septentrionalis / septentrionalium L. septemtrionalis northern (septemtrio north).

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Small photo of Green-backed firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes) in flight feeding on nectar from feeder. Patagonia, Argentina, South America. More...

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