Crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica
(aka Purple-crowned Woodnymph, Green-crowned Woodnymph)
Male Crowned Woodnymph, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia and Pico Bonito Reserve, Honduras

The Crowned Woodnymph is distributed from Guatemala through Central America to Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in forest, forest edges and secondary growth but avoids open scrub.

Some authorities treat Green-crowned Woodnymph T. fannyae as a separate species but it differs only in the colour of the crown.

Photos 1 to 4 from Santa Marta, Colombia are of the nominate sub-species.

Male Crowned Woodnymph, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image Photos 5, 6 and 7 from Honduras, show the sub-species T. c. townsendi which has much less blue/purple on the breast band.
Male Crowned Woodnymph, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Female Crowned Woodnymph, Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia, April 2012 - click for larger image
Crowned Woodnymph, Pico Bonito, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
Crowned Woodnymph, Pico Bonito, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
Crowned Woodnymph, Rio Santiago, Honduras, March 2015 - click for larger image
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