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Violet-capped Hummingbird Goldmania violiceps


The Violet-capped Hummingbird is endemic to eastern Panama and extreme northwestern Colombia, where it is found in humid forest and forest edge in foothills and on mountain slopes. It is largely bright green, with an iridescent violet crown and bright red bill commisure. The female is dull grayish below. It feeds on flowers at lower forest strata, but there is little additional information on behavior.

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Recommended Citation

Violet-capped Hummingbird (Goldmania violiceps), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: