Antillean Crested Hummingbird Orthorhyncus cristatus

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
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As the name implies, Antillean Crested Hummingbird is one of the few hummingbirds with a crest, and is widely distributed in the Lesser Antilles. It occurs in edge habitats, clearings, and developed areas, where it feeds on nectar from a variety of flowers and on small arthropods. The cup nest is placed on a branch in vegetation. This species occurs throughout the Lesser Antilles, including Barbados, and in eastern Puerto Rico. It has been recorded as a vagrant in Florida, USA.

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Calls (Lesser Antilles)

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: