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Purple Crowned Fairy

Purple Crowned Fairy - Heliothryx barroti
Copyright: monacoeye • Canopy Tower, Panama, April 2010 • Do not copy without permission

Bird name: Purple Crowned Fairy
Latin: Heliothryx barroti
Family: Trochilidae • Hummingbirds
Range: Mexico to Ecuador

Record shots of a very nice looking hummingbird, the Purple Crowned Fairy. Both male and female have pure white underneath, making them relatively easy to identify. The male has a bright violet forecrown, black eye stripe and bright green neck. The female has a green forecrown. The immature (see “more photos”) Purple-crowned Fairy has grey spotting to throat.

Seen here near the Canopy Tower in central Panama.More photos...