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Antillean Crested Hummingbird

Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus)

Length: 8–9.5 cm (3.15–3.7")
Weight: 3.5–4g
Description: A short, straight, black bill and dark-brown eyes; male (♂): glossy-green crown with a green crest tipped metallic-green to blue-green set forward on the head; coal-black malar; glossy green nape; lustrous bronze-green upperparts; coal-black chin and throat; blackish underparts; glossy, bronze-green feathers at front of shoulder; bluish-black flight feathers, and sooty black underwing; dark, bronze-green, central retrices but sooty-black undertail; and blackish legs and feet; female (♀): without the crest on the crown; upperparts are like the male; however, exhibits pale grey underparts; and broad, light-greyish tips on the outer tail retrices; and immature: resembles female with washed yellowish-brown head
Habitat: forest edges, clearings, urban areas, parks, lowlands, and highlands.
Range: the eastern Caribbean, from Puerto Rico, in the north, to the Lesser Antilles, i.e., until Grenada in the South. It is recorded as a vagrant in Florida, USA[1].

Note: O.c. exilis is the subspecies of the Antillean crested hummingbird found on Dominica.

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Antillean Crested Hummingbird



Works Cited

1Schulenberg, T. S. Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus). Neotropical Birds Online. [Online] Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 2010. [Cited: September 19, 2016.] http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=240571.