Mexican Woodnymph

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Thalurania Ridgwayi

Mexican Woodnymph

Males have iridescent blue forehead and bluish-green hindcrown, iridescent emerald throat and slightly forked, bluish-black tail.

Females are green above with small, white postocular spot, greyish below with green discs on flanks.

BILL: black straight.

SIZE: measures about 3.5 to 4 inches in length.

WEIGHT: males weigh 3·5 - 4·2 grams, females 3·5 grams.

COLOR: blue, bluish-green, emerald, black, green, white and grey.

Subtropical or tropical moist lowland/ foothill forest and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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

INSECTS small spiders and insects.

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.

Endemic to the Pacific slope of Mexico where it is patchily distributed in the south Nayarit, Jalisco and Colima states.

Hovering, while feeding from flowers.

The Mexican Woodnymph is also known as the Crowned Woodnymph.

Mexican woodnymph Infographic



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