Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Leucolia violiceps

Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Leucolia violiceps) - Adult male

Overview

The Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) is a species of hummingbird (family Trochilidae) in the order Nightbirds (Caprimulgiformes) of birds (class Aves).

Description

A medium-sized hummingbird with white underparts, dark olive green back, purple crown and a red bill with black tip. Females are less colourful than the male.

Range

Found in arid scrub from southeastern Arizona in the United States to southwestern Mexico.

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Classification

Species in the Genus of Leucolia

Green-fronted Hummingbird

Leucolia viridifrons

Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Leucolia violiceps

External Links

Violet-crowned Hummingbird – Cornell Lab of Ornithology