Genus Heliothryx

Black-eared Fairy - A medium-sized tropical hummingbird. It has bright green upperparts, white underparts and a black mask. The relatively short, straight bill is black. The graduated tail is blue-black in the center, with white outer tail feathers . Depending on subspecies, the male has a green malar or throat. The female is similar, but with a longer tail and no green malar/throat.


Purple-crowned Fairy - Its breeding habitat is forest canopy and edges at altitudes up to 1675m, and this bird can also be found in tall second growth and shady gardens . The female lays two white eggs in a small conical cup nest, which is made of plant down and sited near the tip of a thin branch.

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Heliothryx