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Meet The Crowned Woodnymph – The Purply-Green Sequined Hummingbird (11 Pics)

This tiny jewel of a bird is like something from the pages of a fairytale 😍

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This bird’s iridescent blue and green plumage looks like a cloak made of sequins.

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The crowned woodnymph is a member of the hummingbird Trochilidae family.

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These bird’s cap, throat, and breast are emerald green while the belly and the rest of its body shine with deep iridescent blue.

The tail is an eye-catching dark blue colour.

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Nature really is the best artist ❤️

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While the males are more striking, the female is duller with grey underparts and green flecks on her sides and belly.

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It lives in Belize and Guatemala, all the way down through Central America, into Columbia and Peru.

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Crowned woodnymphs diet is mainly made up of nectar from a wide variety of brightly colored, scented, small flowers on trees and shrubs.

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After finding a mate in the breeding season, the female forms a nest made from plant fibers, green moss, soft material, and spider webs.

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What a spectacular bird!

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Written by Alice Joan