Golden tailed Sapphire

Chrysuronia oenone

The Golden-tailed Sapphire is a type of hummingbird that belongs to the Trochilidae family. It is a small bird typically found in the humid lowlands. Male birds have an iridescent green color with a bluish face, and their rump and tail feathers have a reddish-gold color. Female birds have a similar appearance but lack the blue face and are generally paler gray below. These birds are often found near forest edges and oxbow lakes, and they are common visitors to feeders in their habitat. If you go on a luxury bird watching trip to Peru, you may get to see this bird.

Photo: Alfredo Cornejo