The Brazilian ruby is a fairly common species of hummingbird and can be found in the east of Brazil in gardens, parks and at the edges of forests. It can be seen hovering around bird feeders that people leave out on their windowsills. The males give the species its name thanks to the highly iridescent ruby-colored patch on their throats.
Beautiful by name, beautiful by nature, this tiny hummingbird is striking with its bright green upper body and a deep black mask across its face. It can be found all across Brazil, especially in subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Its population numbers are in decline due to habitat destruction yet it is still classified as a common bird.
The chestnut-eared aracari is a member of the toucan and the aracari family. It is easily identifiable by its bright yellow and red breast and the chestnut-colored streak on its head. It can be found in the Pantanal, the South Amazon basin and in the extreme southeast of Brazil.
The yellow-faced parrot, or the yellow-faced amazon as it is sometimes referred to, can be spotted in the Cerrado region of Brazil, including the Emas National Park. It nests in hollows in termite mounds and feeds on seeds and fruits. Its population is in decline due to habitat loss.
The violet-capped woodnymph is a species of hummingbird that earned its name from the violet cap on the males heads. They are often found in the southeast of Brazil, especially favoring forests, dense woodlands, gardens and parks. Their population numbers are stable and they are considered a common bird within their habitats.