Violet-capped Woodnymph

Thalurania glaucopis

The violet-capped woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis) is a species of hummingbird in the "emeralds", tribe Trochilini of subfamily Trochilinae. It is found in Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The violet-capped hummingbird is 8 to 11 cm long. Males weigh 4 to 6.1 g and females 4 to 5 g. Both sexes have a medium length straight bill that is blackish and sometimes has a dark brown tip to the mandible. The adult male has a glittering violet-blue forehead and crown, dark golden-green upperparts, and a steel blue forked tail. Its underparts are brilliant green with greenish to bluish undertail coverts. The adult female is entirely green above and dirty white to pale buff below. Its tail is only slightly forked; its inner feathers are metallic green and the outer ones steel blue with white tips. Subadult males have a turquoise-blue forehead and crown, whitish bars on the thoat feathers, and grayish brown areas on its underparts.
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Sightings

A photo of a Violet-capped Woodnymph photographed in  Brazil
Elcio Reis
Wednesday 27 Jan 2021 - 3:19pm
Brazil
A map showing the sighting location
Eric DeFonso
Wednesday 01 Oct 2014 - 12:00am
Brazil
A map showing the sighting location
Eric DeFonso
Wednesday 30 Nov 2011 - 4:00pm
Brazil
A map showing the sighting location
Eric DeFonso
Thursday 03 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Brazil
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