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Sungem, Horned
 
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Scientific Name:
Heliactin bilophus
Location(s):
Bolivia, Brazil, Global, South America, Suriname Read more
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IUCN
The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as 'uncommon' (Stotz et al. 1996). ...
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Wikipedia
The Horned Sungem (Heliactin bilophus) is a South American hummingbird, the only species, (monotypic), of the genus Heliactin. The scientific name bilophus is sometimes considered a nomen oblitum, which, if accepted, results in Heliactin cornutus being the correct name for this species. A wingbeat is one complete up-and-down movement, which means that the horned sungem moves its wing muscles at a rate of more than 10,000 times per minute.[citation needed ] It occurs in Bolivia, Brazil, and Suriname. It prefers fairly dry open or semi-open habitats, such as savanna and Cerrado. It avoids dense humid forest. ...
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