SCIENTIFIC NAME: Lamprolaima Rhami
Males have an iridescent emerald green back, bright rufous wings, dark purple tail, iridescent violet chest, black abdomen and a throat that have an iridescent garnet patch surrounded by black.
Females have a sooty gray below and lack the throat and chest colors of the male.
BILL: black, short, straight.
SIZE: large, measuring about 4.5 - 5 inches in length.
WEIGHT: weighs about 7 - 9.5 grams.
COLOR: emerald green, rufous, dark purple, iridescent violet, iridescent garnet-red, sooty gray, white and black.
Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.
Hovering, while feeding from flowers. Aggressively chase away other males as well as large insects - such as bumblebees and hawk moths - that want to feed in their territory. They use aerial flights and intimidating displays to defend their territories.
NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.
INSECTS small spiders and insects.
El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico.
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.
The Garnet-Throated Hummingbird is listed by the Mexican Government as Threatened.