Green-crowned Brilliant

Green-crowned Brilliant hummingbirdCommon Name: Green-crowned Brilliant; Brilliante Coroniverde.

Scientific Name: Heliodoxa jacula

Size: 5” (13 cm); the female is slightly smaller.

World Distribution: Costa Rica to Ecuador

Habitat: Wet mid-mountain forests at the edges, middle under-story and into canopy

LPWG Sightings: Common at feeders year round

Special Features: Prefers to perch while feeding

Field Marks: Male is green with a prominent white post-ocular eyespot. Female has a green and white spotted underside.