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Heliothryx barrotiBourcier, 1843
Common Name: Purple-crowned fairy, Hada coroniprpura, Hada enmascarada

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpecies
ChordataAvesApodiformesTrochilidaeHeliothryxbarroti
Habitat
This hummingbird can be found in forests, second-growth woodland and borders of humid forests
Distribution
The species has been reported from Southeastern Mexico to western Ecuador.
Natural History Notes
This hummingbird species has a wing beat that is slower than other species. It is also an animal quite curious, so you might have the chance to see one flying right in front of you.

Conservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).
It is a resident species.
Characteristics
The total length varies between sexes. The male has a total length of 11.43 cm; whereas the female is a little bigger, with a total length of 12.07 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). Their bill is quite small (1.69 cm) and straight. The male has a brilliant green coloration above but we can distinguish a purple crown on the top of the head and a black mask around the eye. The part below is white. The tail is graduated and white as well, with the exception of the central feathers that have a blue-black coloration. The female looks similar except for the crown that is green colored. The female also has a longer tail.
In Bocas Del Toro
LocalityAlmirante
Isla Bastimentos
Tranquilo Bay
Compiled by
Zoe Joly-Lopez
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Reference
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.

Ridgely, Robert. S. and John. A. Gwynne. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Second Edition. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 534 p.

Van Bael, Sunshine A., Bichier, Peter, Ochoa, Isis and Greenberg, Russell. 2007. Bird diversity in cacao farms and forest fragments of western Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2245-2256.

Wetmore, Alexander. 1968. The birds of the Republic of Panamá. Part 2. Columbidae (Pigeons) to Picidae (Woodpeckers). Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.
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