Purple-crowned Fairy

Purple-crowned Fairy hummingbirdCommon Name: Purple-crowned Fairy; Colibrí Hada Occidental.

Scientific Name: Heliothryx barroti

Size: 4 1/2” (11.5 cm).

World Distribution: SE Mexico to Ecuador.

Habitat: Semi-open or forested areas from lowlands to mid-mountains.

LPWG Sightings: Scarce to uncommon; never at the feeders.

Special Features: Pierces large flowers at the base: “flower piercers”.

Field Marks: White underside and white lateral retrices with green dorsally.