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Blue-headed Hummingbird Cyanophaia bicolor

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Blue-headed Hummingbird is endemic to Dominica and Martinique in the Lesser Antilles, where it inhabits high elevation humid forest. Within its range, the male Blue-headed Hummingbird is distinctive, with a fairly long, forked tail, a green body, and a blue head. The female blue-headed Hummingbird is similar to females of Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus), but can be distinguished by their longer bill and tail. Blue-headed Hummingbird often is seen perched or foraging on insects in the canopy, or foraging for nectar at flowers in adjacent gardens and coffee plantations.

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Recommended Citation

Blue-headed Hummingbird (Cyanophaia bicolor), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/blhhum1