Golden tailed Sapphire

Chrysuronia oenone

The Golden tailed Sapphire belongs to the Trochilidae family. It is a small hummingbird of humid lowlands. Males are iridescent green with bluish face and rich reddish golden rump and tail. On the other hand, females are similar but lack the blue face and are paler gray below. It is usually found around forest edges and oxbow lakes. This species is often one of the most common hummingbirds at feeders in their range. You can see it on our luxury bird watching trip to Peru.

Source: ebird

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo