Blue-headed Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cyanophaia bicolor

Blue-headed Hummingbird

The Blue-headed Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is a stocky medium-sized hummingbird with a straight bill and a broad, notched tail.

It is about 3.75 inches long.

Males are bluish-green overall, with violet-blue on head, throat, upper breast and tail. Tail looks slightly forked.

Females have grayish-white underparts and green upperparts except for the tail which has white tail corners and a bluish subterminal band. They also have a blackish earpatch.

The lower mandible of their bill is reddish with a black tip on both sexes.

Vocalizations include a series of descending shrill metallic notes as well as a metallic “tic-tic-tic".

Feeds in understory on flowers and insects.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and heavily degraded former forest.

It is found only in Dominica and Martinique.

Nest is mostly low, up to 8 feet.


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