SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chlorostilbon auriceps
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.