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Horned Sungem

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  Alternate name
Heliactin cornuta  Scientific name
Trochiliformes Order
Trochilidae      Family
Savanna and cerrado. It avoids dense humid forest.  Found in Bolivia, [Brazil:- Northeast Brazil, Southeast Brazil & Center-West Brazil.] and Suriname. Habitat-Altitude-Range
Nectar & insects Food  
Has the fastest recorded wing beat. 90 wingbeats per second Habits
2075 World Number
Least concern Status

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Horned Sungem call
Heliactin bilophus (0:14)
Augusto Alves XC14651
16-07-2007, Brazil

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