Indigo-capped hummingbird

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Indigo-capped hummingbird
Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons) (8079781711).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Amazilia
A. cyanifrons
Binomial name
Amazilia cyanifrons
Bourcier, 1843

Amazilia alfaroana (disputed)
Saucerottia alfaroana
Saucerottia cyanifrons

The indigo-capped hummingbird (Amazilia cyanifrons), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is currently found only in Colombia. A turquoise-capped form known only from the Miravalles Volcano in Costa Rica may represent a separate subspecies or even species, the Miravalles or Alfaro's hummingbird (Amazilia alfaroana), but its exact status is difficult to judge


It has an indigo cap. Its body is emerald green and its back is dark brown. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Amazilia cyanifrons". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.