adult male showing his violet crown, green throat (Panama; 2008-06-08)

Violet-crowned Woodnymph
Thalurania colombica

Native Range: Latin America

Notes: the violet crown of this dark species is present only in adult males and is normally visible only under proper lighting conditions.

adult male in poorer light (Panama; 2008-06-08)

purple underparts below the green throat (Panama; 2008-06-08)

side view of male (Panama; 2008-06-08)

male posing (Panama; 2008-06-08)