Birds of Colombia

This medium-sized hummingbird has a slightly decurved black bill. The male has a glittering metallic green throat and belly. Males present a deeply forked tail. It is found in the wet lowlands and foothills to 2500 m. The female builds its nets, lays two eggs and incubate them. If feeds on a variety of flowers and also on spiders and insects as a source of protein. It loves to feed on bromeliads and heliconias. It has a high pitch call. Thalurania means son of the heaven.

De hermoso color verde iridiscente en su pecho, garganta, lados del cuello y coronilla. Espalda azul, nuca y plumas supracaudales de color verde bronceado. Vientre azul violeta y cola ahorquillada. Pico negro, mediano y un poco curvo. Patas de color gris oscuro. Existen cuatro subspecies. Se encuentra comúnmente en la costa Pacífica entre los 800 a 2000 m de altura. Toma néctar de bromeliáceas y heliconias e insectos como fuente de proteina.

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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purple-crowned woodnymph male


Purple-crowned woodnymph | Ninfa coronada | 
Thalurania colombica

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