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  • proper noun A taxonomic genus within the family Trochilidae — the firecrowns.


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  • The hotspot also has two monotypic endemic bird genera: Sephanoides, which is represented by the Juan Fernández firecrown (S. fernandensis, CR), confined to the Juan Fernández Islands, and the green-backed firecrown (S. sephaniodes), and Sylviorthorhynchus, which is represented by the Des Murs’ wiretail (S. desmursii), restricted to the temperate forest in south-central Chile.

    Biological diversity in the Chilean winter rainfall-valdivian forests

  • The short-eared owl, Asio flammeus, the green-backed firecrown, Sephanoides sephaniodes, the austral thrush, Turdus falcklandii, and the austral blackbird, Guracus curaeus, are shared with continental Chile.

    Juan Fernández Islands temperate forests

  • The birds endemic at the species level are: the Juan Fernández firecrown, Sephanoides fernandensis (the only endemic hummingbird known on oceanic islands), the "rayadito" from Masafuera, Aphrastura masafuerae, the Juan Fernández tit-tyrant, Arlairetes fernandezianus, and the endemic at the subspecies level: the Juan Fernández red-backed hawk, Buteo polyosoma exsul, and the Juan Fernández sparrow hawk, Falco sparverius fernandensis.

    Juan Fernández Islands temperate forests

  • Close to 20% of the woody plant genera produce red tubular flowers that are visited by Sephanoides sephaniodes, the only species of hummingbird that lives in these forests.

    Valdivian temperate forests

  • Sephanoides fernandensis: The Juan Fernández Firecrown is a hummingbird found solely on Isla Róbinson Crusoe, one of a three-island archipelago belonging to Chile.

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  • Among the avifauna, most birds of the subpolar Nothofagus forests extend their ranges to the north into the Valdivian forests such as the conspicuous firecrown hummingbird (Sephanoides sephanoides), Magellanic woodpecker (Campephilus magellanicus), rayadito (Aphractura spinicauda), Austral parakeet (Enicognathus ferrrugineus), and black throated huet-huet (Pteroptochos tarnii).

    Magellanic subpolar forests


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