Green-crowned woodnymph

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Green-crowned woodnymph
Thalurania fannyi (male) -NW Ecuador-.jpg
A male in NW Ecuador
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Thalurania
Species: T. colombica
Trinomial name
Thalurania colombica fannyi
Delattre & Bourcier, 1846

The green-crowned woodnymph (Thalurania colombica fannyi) is a hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in humid forest and tall second growth from eastern Panama, south through western Colombia (incl. Cauca Valley) and Ecuador, to far north-western Peru.

The taxonomy of this species is confusing. The AOU considers the green-crowned woodnymph to be a subspecies of the crowned woodnymph, while other taxonomists split the species into two or more groups.

male, Milpe Bird Sanctuary, NW Ecuador
Female, Milpe Reserve, NW Ecuador

Males have a green head and back, and a violet-blue "shoulder", forked tail and belly (underparts entirely green in males of the taxon hypochlora). Females have a green upperparts, blue or green "shoulder", a white-tipped dark blue tail, whitish throat, chest and vent, and dark grey to green belly (underparts entirely whitish in females of the taxon hypochlora).