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Antillean Crested Hummingbird

Orthorhyncus cristatus


As the name implies, Antillean crested hummingbird is one of the few hummingbirds with a crest. It demonstrates the general sexual dimorphism for hummingbirds where the male is bright and colorful whilst the female is more tannish and dull.[11] Males have a short straight black bill; head with green crest, tipped metallic green to bright blue-green, upperparts dull metallic bronze-green; underparts sooty black; tail black, rounded.


Old sugarplantation, grassland, near coast of Sint Eustatius, Caribbean.


There were several flying to and from these trees. Sometimes fighting sometimes sharing the tree. The antillean crested hummingbird and many other trochilid hummingbirds display agonistic behavior towards not only other species of hummingbirds but also other noncompetitor bird species, reptiles and insects, which can have for effect to locally reduce biotic diversity and associated ecosystem services.

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Muckpuk 2 months ago

I know SukanyaDatta, it is a little rascal!
You're welcome!

SukanyaDatta 2 months ago

What a fantastic hairstyle and I love its spunky looks too. Thank you, Muckpuk.

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Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands

Spotted on May 14, 2021
Submitted on May 14, 2021

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