SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hylocharis Eliciae
Adults have a green back that turns into bronze-green on the tail, a bright green crown, violet throat and upper chest. The chest is bronzy green and the sides have green flecks and bright gold tail feathers.
Males have a glittering bluish-violet throat patch while the female's greyish with green or blue spots and paler plumage below.
BILL: bright red, straight with black tip. male - red with black tip female - blackish above and red below.
SIZE: A medium-sized hummingbird measuring about 3.5 inches (from bill to end of tail) in length.
WEIGHT: males weigh about 4.1 grams and females 3.6 grams.
COLOR: green, bronze-green, violet, gold, red, black, white, grey, blue and dark brown.
Subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and heavily degraded former forest.
NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.
INSECTS small insects and spiders.
Hovering, sometimes hanging while feeding from flowers.
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, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Panama.
The Blue-Throated Sapphire is also known as the Blue-Throated or Elicia's Goldentail.