Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Chrysolampis (1 species, 1 worldwide)



Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) Male
Pra├ža dos Cristais, Brasilia, Brazil  
   
Photograph by Rodrigo Conte   © All Rights Reserved.

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) Male
Cauca Valley, Colombia  
   

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus) Female
Valle de Cauca, Colombia  
   

A dry area hummingbird that is not reliable anywhere. Note short thin curved bill. Female may have a vertical chest stripe.
Light and angle showing maximum iridescence.
Female at nest.
HBW writes that only females in Trinidad have a stripe from bill to chest, but this bird was seen in Colombia.


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