Thalurania colombica - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

, also known as crowned purple, is a medium-sized hummingbird found since Guatemala and Belize, to northern Colombia and western Venezuela. Previously this included the crowned sapphire (Thalurania fannyi) as a subspecies.

The corionous sapphire is an abundant common bird of the humid lowlands and foothills at 2,500 meters, and could fly more high when it is not breeding.

The female corionella sapphire is completely responsible for the nest building and incubation. She lays two white eggs in a nest of a plant fiber on a horizontal branch of 1 to 5 meters in height. The incubation takes 15 to 19 days, and feathering takes another 20 or 26 days.

Description

The adult male corionic sapphire is 10.2 cm long and weighs 4.5 g. This one has a violet crown, on the back of the head, shoulders and belly, a bright green chest and throat, lower back of green color, and a deep black-blue tail forked. The female measures 8.4-9 cm long and weighs 3.5 g. She is bright green above and opaque green below, with throat and gray chest. Its tail is rounded; mostly green near the body, with the lower half a dark blue color and white tips.

Young males lack violet or iridescence and are bronze in color. Young females have yellow stripes on the feathers of the nape, face and rump. Your call is a quick and sharp kip.

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