Golden-crowned Emerald

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chlorostilbon auriceps

Golden-crowned Emerald

The Golden-crowned Emerald is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a very small, fork-tailed hummingbird.

Males are distinctive; wholly emerald green (crown is not really golden, more of a golden-green) with very long, deeply forked blackish tail, and reddish bill with a black tip.

Females have a striped face and reddish bill with a black tip. They resemble the female Broad-billed Hummingbird, but are much smaller with a shorter and straighter bill.

Feeds at all levels, wagging its tail as it feeds.

Favors scrubby woodland, forest edge, and flower banks; mainly in drier habitats.

Endemic to mountainous areas of western Mexico.


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