Violet-crowned hummingbird

The Azure-Crowned Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The Violet-crowned hummingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Violet-crowned Hummingbird, Amazilia violiceps, is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 10 cm long and weighs approximately 5 g. The bird is best distinguished by its violet-colored cap, from where it gets its name. Adults are colored predominantly a dark olive green for their upperparts and tail. The underparts are predominantly white. The bill of the male is straight and very slender. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip. The female is less colorful than the male. More

Violet-crowned Hummingbird is primarily of Mexican distribution, which reaches the northern extent of its breeding range in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The state population is dependent on preservation of quality riparian habitat at the stronghold of its known breeding location, in Guadalupe Canyon in southern Hidalgo County. More

The violet-crowned hummingbird is commonly found in stands of sycamore and cottonwood along streams in desert canyons. FYI: Hummingbirds typically visit flowers that are scentless, and they will frequent flowers of all colors. Possibly the reason that hummingbirds frequent red flowers is that it gets their attention. The length of the bill of the hummingbird will determine which flowers it is able to pollinate. More

The Violet-crowned Hummingbird has a large range, estimated globally at 560,000 square kilometers. Native to Guatemala, the United States, and Mexico, this bird prefers subtropical or tropical shrubland or forest ecosystems though it can reside on plantations or in rural and urban areas. The global population of this bird is estimated at 500,000 to 5,000,000 individuals and does not show signs of decline that would necessitate inclusion on the IUCN Red List. More

Violet-crowned Hummingbird is common in Mexico. It is a conspicuous bird and behaves aggressively toward other hummingbirds. Physical Description Average weight: male 5.78 g, female 5.19 g. Plumage Adult male: Emerald green back, violet-blue crown, unmarked white breast and throat, red bill with dark tip. Adult female: Almost identical to male, but crown is slightly less brilliant. Habitat Canyons, streamside growth. More

bill, the Violet-crowned Hummingbird reaches the northern end of its range in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. There, it nests almost exclusively in the Arizona sycamore tree (Platanus wrightii), which, in the United States, is limited to the riparian zones of the arid Southwest. In Mexico, this hummingbird’s range extends down the Pacific slope from Sonora through Jalisco to northwestern Oaxaca and in the interior Madrean Highlands from western Chihuahua south through Durango to Oaxaca. More

broad-billed or violet-crowned hummingbird, which really makes this hybrid very rare.��? ... Free Will Astrology - Jun 28, 2006 Minneapolis City PagesARIES (March 21-April 19): A Malaysian woman survived a showdown with a tiger. Kaliyama was working as a rubber tapper when the big cat slinked up behind ... Survey: 5 must-see bird species live in S. Ariz. More

A VIOLET-CROWNED HUMMINGBIRD IN CALIFORNIA JOHNSON, JEROME A., FRED R. ZIEGLER JEROME A. JOHNSON, 14000 Old Harbor Lane, Apt. 103, Marina del Rey, Cal- ifornia 90291 FRED R. ZIEGLER, 1219 C. Street, Wilmington, California 90744 Sometime during the morning of 6 July 1976 William Haggard of Santa Paula, Ventura County, California noted a strange hummingbird at one of his feeders, located in an oak-chapparal canyon. More

, Violet-crowned Hummingbird is limited to only a very few locales in southeast Arizona. More

This Violet-crowned Hummingbird was photographed at the Paton's backyard feeders, Patagonia, AZ. Photo taken with a Nikkor 300mm EDAF-S VR f2.8 lens (EFL=450mm) on a Nikon D200 camera. More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Amazilia
Species : cyanocephala
Authority : (Lesson, 1829)