Coppery-headed Emerald

Coppery-headed Emerald hummingbirdCommon Name: Coppery-headed Emerald; Esmeralda Capirotada

Scientific Name: Elvira cupreiceps

Size: 3” (7.5 cm).

World Distribution: North Costa Rica

Habitat: Canopy and edges of mid-mountain wet forest

LPWG Sightings: Common to abundant at feeders year round.

Special Features: Endemic to mountains of Costa Rica

Field Marks: The male has a glittering green breast while the female has a whitish breast. Both have a decurved bill.