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The Green-backed Firecrown (Sephanoides sephaniodes) is a hummingbird that is found in Argentinamarker and Chilemarker. It can be fairly common in some locations, especially the Robinson Crusoe Islandmarker, 350 miles off the Chilean coast. It is found as far south as Tierra del Fuegomarker.

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 , inch worms , and nectar from flowers.

This image shows two pictures of the same Green Backed Firecrown taken three seconds apart.
It demonstrates the strong directional dependence of the firecrown.
Also note the white spot behind the eye.


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