Ruby Topaz Hummingbird
Ruby-topaz Hummingbird - Male Photo by Ian Esland
Found on both Trinidad and Tobago, this aggressive resident hummingbird is seen in
gardens, open areas and at the edges of the forest edge. The bill is short and slightly
decurved. The male has ruby red feathers on the crown and nape with a narrow black band
from the eyes to the nape. The upperparts are dark brown with a green tinge. The tail is
chestnut with a black tip. The throat is golden or orange and the rest of the underparts
At the perch the males often spread their tail and ruffle their crown feathers in a display.
Latin Name - Chrysolampis mosquitus
Range - Colombia, Central & Southern Brazil, Venezuela, the Guianas, Aruba, Trinidad and Tobago
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Ruby-topaz Hummingbird - Female
Photograph courtesy Ron Teel
Bon Accord, Tobago
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