plain white underparts; violet crown; two-toned bill (Arizona; 2012-04-29)

Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Amazilia violiceps

Native Range: North America and Middle America

Notes: plain snowy-white underparts are the field hallmark of this species; its range in Middle America barely extends northward into southeastern Arizona; little sexual dimorphism.

bill is pink at the base, black at the tip (Arizona; 2012-04-29)

dorsal view; plain grey-brown upperparts (Arizona; 2012-04-29)

with its bill partly open (Arizona; 2012-04-29)

posing for a portrait (Arizona; 2012-04-29)