Azure-Crowned Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia Cyanocephala

Azure-Crowned Hummingbird

Both sexes look alike and often look rather dull overall. They have whitish throat and breast offset by a dusky vest, dusky brownish rump and tail and the crown and sides of the head are blue with a white spot behind the eye.

BILL: black straight, with red mandible and dark tip.

SIZE: measures about 4 - 4.3 inches in length.

WEIGHT: male 5·8 grams, female 5·2 grams.

COLOR: blue, bronze-green, bluish emerald green, turquoise green, white, gray, red, dark brown, and black.

Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.

INSECTS small arthropods.

NEST: cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree.

EGGS: 2 white eggs.

Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua.

Hovering, around clusters of pine needles and before bark crevices, where they may have been searching for arthropods, as well as visiting flowers.

Azure-crowned Hummingbird Infographic




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