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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitus)

Length: 8.1cm (3.2")
Weight: 3.5g
Description: brilliantly ruby (deep red) crown and nape; irridescent gold throat and breast, and bright orange tail; male (♂): green glossed dark brown underparts; and female (♀): bronze-green upperparts, pale grey underparts, and chestnut (deep reddish brown) tail with dark subterminal band and white tip.
Habitat: cultivations, forest undergrowth/shrubbery, gardens, grassland, and savannahs.
Range: Trinidad and Tobago, Columbia, Venezuela, Guianas, Brazil, and west to eastern Columbia.

Note: Despite its name containing the word 'topaz' the ruby-topaz hummingbird is a member of the mangos clade and not the topazes.

Ruby-topaz Hummingbird