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2009.01.12 22:19:16
Juan Fernandez Firecrown, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile (12.01.09)

Juan Fernandez Firecrown, Robinson Crusoe Island, Chile © Fantástico Sur, ChileSephanoides is the southernmost genus of the hummingbird family and comprises only two species of firecrowns. The Juan Fernandez Firecrown is endemic to Robinson Crusoe Island and is the largest of the two. The mainland species or Green-backed Firecrown also occurs in the "Fernandezian" rainforest of this island.

From the dozen species of land birds present in Robinson Crusoe, only two are endemic: the Juan Fernandez Tit-Tyrant and the striking Juan Fernandez Firecrown. This unique hummingbird is considered as a Critically Endangered species.

© From the book Robinson Crusoe Island, Wildlife and Landscapes by Enrique Couve and Claudio F. Vidal (2007), Fantástico Sur Editorial, Chile. © Photo by Enrique Couve, Fantástico Sur Expeditions.

El género Sephanoides es el más austral de los picaflores y solo comprende dos especies. El Picaflor de Juan Fernández es endémica de la Isla Robinson Crusoe y es la más grande. La especie continental o Picaflor chico, también se encuentra presente en el bosque fernandeziano de esta isla.

De la decena de especies de aves terrestres presentes en Robinson Crusoe, solamente dos son endémicas: El Cachudito y el llamativo Picaflor de Juan Fernández. Este último se encuentra en categoría de Peligro Crítico de Extinción.

© Extracto del libro Isla Robinson Crusoe, Paisajes y Vida Silvestre de Enrique Couve y Claudio F. Vidal (2007), Fantástico Sur Editorial, Chile. © Foto de Enrique Couve, Fantástico Sur Expeditions.



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