Velvet-purple coronet

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Velvet-purple coronet
Velvet-purple coronet (Boissonneaua jardini).jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Boissonneaua
Species: B. jardini
Binomial name
Boissonneaua jardini
Bourcier, 1851
Velvet-purple coronet in NW Ecuador

The velvet-purple coronet (Boissonneaua jardini) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in humid foothill forest on the West Andean slope in western Colombia and north-western Ecuador.


Its highly iridescent plumage is striking, being largely bluish-purple below and on the crown, greenish-blue on the back, green on the upperwing coverts, and rufous on the underwing coverts. In poor light it may appear all black, except for the strongly contrasting white outer rectrices.



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