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Blue-headed Sapphire

Chrysuronia grayi (Delattre, PA; Bourcier, J 1846)

The blue-headed sapphire is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Colombia and Ecuador. It formerly included the Humboldt's sapphire as a subspecies. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical mangrove forest, and heavily degraded former forest. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Apodiformes
Family:
  Trochilidae
Genus:
   Chrysuronia
Scientific:
  Chrysuronia grayi


Original description

Citation:
  (Delattre, PA; Bourcier, J 1846)

Reference:
   Rev. Zool. Soc. Cuvierienne 9 p.307

Protonym:
  Trochilus Grayi

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2362716


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  D4920C9260830EEF

Avibase ID:
  avibase-D4920C92

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/D4920C92


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 555137

Geographic range:

  • Chrysuronia grayi: W Colombia and n Ecuador
English:
Blue-headed Sapphire
Catalan:
Colibrí amazília de caputxa blava
Czech:
kolibřík modrohlavý
Danish:
Blåhovedet Safir
German:
Blaukopf-Saphirkolibri
Spanish:
Amazilia cabeciazul
Spanish (Spain):
Amazilia cabeciazul
Finnish:
mangrovesafiirikolibri
French:
Ariane ulysse
Croatian:
crvenokljuna smaragdnica
Italian:
Zaffiro testablu
Japanese (romaji):
zuaosafaiahachidori
Japanese:
ズアオサファイアハチドリ
Lithuanian:
Mėlyngalvis safyras
Dutch:
Blauwkopsaffierkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Blåhettekolibri
Norwegian:
Blåhettekolibri
Polish:
szafirek niebieskogłowy
Portuguese:
safira-de-cabeça-azul
Russian:
Синеголовый сапфир
Slovak:
kolibrík modrohlavý
Swedish:
safirsmaragd
Ukrainian:
Колібрі-сапфір синьоголовий
Chinese:
蓝头红嘴蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
藍頭紅嘴蜂鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Saphir ulysse ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Gray's Hummingbird ( Amazilia grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Hylocharis grayi grayi [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (14/09/2005):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/07/2006):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (26/09/2007):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (01/05/2008):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (30/09/2009):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (19/08/2010):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/08/2011):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/02/2012):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/09/2012):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (17/03/2013):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (9/02/2014):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (16/02/2015):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (28/07/2016):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (22/04/2017):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (4/06/2018):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Hylocharis grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (6/06/2019):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (20/02/2020):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (8/06/2020):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
South American Classification Committee (24/08/2021):
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Blue-headed Sapphire ( Chrysuronia grayi) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hylocharis grayi [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Hylocharis grayi [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Chrysuronia [grayi or humboldtii] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Catalan: Colibrí amazília de caputxa blava
Czech: kolibřík modrohlavý
Danish: Blåhovedet Safir
German: Blaukopfsaphir, Blaukopf-Saphirkolibri, Blauscheitelamazilie
English: Blue-headed Sapphire, Gray's Hummingbird
English, HBW: Gray's Hummingbird
English (IOC): Blue-headed Sapphire
English (United States): Blue-headed Sapphire
Spanish: Amazilia cabeciazul, Zafiro Cabeciazul, Zafiro de Cola Azul
Spanish (Colombia): Zafiro Cabeciazul
Spanish (Ecuador): Zafiro Cabeciazul
Spanish (Spain): Amazilia cabeciazul
Spanish (HBW): Blue-headed Sapphire
Finnish: Mangrovesafiirikolibri
French: Ariane ulysse, Saphir ulysse
Croatian: crvenokljuna smaragdnica
Italian: Colibrì zaffiro testablu, Zaffiro testablu
Japanese (romaji): zuaosafaiahachidori
Japanese: ズアオサファイアハチドリ
Scientific: Amazilia grayi, Chrysuronia grayi, Eucephala Grayi meridionalis, Hylocharis grayi, Hylocharis grayi grayi, Trochilus Grayi
Lithuanian: Mėlyngalvis safyras
Dutch: Blauwkopsaffierkolibrie, Blauwkop-saffierkolibrie
Norwegian Nynorsk: Blåhettekolibri
Norwegian: Blåhettekolibri
Polish: szafirek niebieskoglowy, Szafirek niebieskogłowy
Portuguese: safira-de-cabeça-azul
Portuguese (Portugal): colibri-de-cabeça-azul
Russian: Синеголовый сапфир
Slovak: kolibrík modrohlavý
Swedish: Blåhuvad safir, safirsmaragd
Turkish: Mavi başlı safir
Ukrainian: Колібрі-сапфір синьоголовий
Chinese: 蓝头红嘴蜂鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 藍頭紅嘴蜂鳥

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