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Plovercrest

Carlos Henrique Almeida
The plovercrest (Stephanoxis lalandi) is striking not only for its iridescent blue chest, green back and white flanks, but also for its distinctive crest of long feathers extending from the crown. Found in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, this bird is also known as the black-breasted plovercrest because its iridescent blue plumage commonly appears black, and it is called the “tufted flower kisser” in Brazil.

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