|Crowned Woodnymph Thalurania colombica
(aka Purple-crowned Woodnymph, Green-crowned Woodnymph)
|Santa Marta Mountains, Magdalena, Colombia and Pico Bonito
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.
|Photos 5, 6 and 7 from Honduras, show the sub-species
T. c. townsendi which has much less blue/purple on the breast band.
Photos 8 and 9 from Ecuador show the sub-species T. c. fannyae with the green crown.
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