Violet-capped hummingbird

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Violet-capped hummingbird
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Goldmania
Nelson, 1911
Species: G. violiceps
Binomial name
Goldmania violiceps
Nelson, 1911

The violet-capped hummingbird (Goldmania violiceps) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Panama and far northwestern Colombia.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests. Found mostly from 2,000 to 4,000 feet in elevation.


This hummingbird is 3.5 inches in length. Males may be identified by the combination of violet crown and forked chestnut tail. The female is the only hummingbird in its range with the combination of mostly white underparts and chestnut tail.


  • Angehr, George R., and Robert Dean. The Birds of Panama A Field Guide. Ithaca and London: Comstock Publishing Associates, 2010. Print.