Genus Androdon


Tooth-billed Hummingbird - The Tooth-billed Hummingbird has a total length of c. 14 cm , which includes the long, essentially straight bill of c. 4 cm . Its common name refers to the small tooth-like serrations on the inner part of the distal half of the bill. It is shiny green above with a coppery crown. The underparts are whitish streaked dusky. The rounded tail is greyish with a broad black subterminal band and white tips. There is a conspicuous white band on the rump. In males, the bill has a small hook at the tip and more prominent tooth-like spikes; their plumage color averages brighter overall than females. While the green upper parts of this species are iridescent, its plumage is duller than that of most hummingbirds. Within its range, it is essentially unmistakable by the combination of the long, almost straight bill and the dark-streaked whitish underparts.

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Androdon