|A male in NW Ecuador|
|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.
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).
- Stiles, G. 2004. Recognize Thalurania hypochlora as a species distinct from T. colombica (or fannyi). South American Classification Committee.
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