fork tailed woodnymph birds
fork tailed woodnymph birds

Fork Tailed Woodnymph

Thalurania furcata

The Fork Tailed Woodnymph belongs to the Trochilidae family. It is fairly small fork-tailed hummingbird of lowlands. Males have an iridescent green head and breast and a violet belly, but in poor light appears evenly dark overall. Females are green above, light gray below. Both sexes have a slightly drooping bill.

It is one of the most common hummingbirds in lowland Amazonia. This species is found in a variety of open forested habitats from young rainforest and forest edges to treefall gaps and gardens. You can see it on our bird photography trips.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo