Purple-crowned Fairy (species: Heliothryx barroti) in Birds of Tatama Natural National Park (Gaia Guide)
Heliothryx barroti
Purple-crowned Fairy

©Paul Tavares: Male

©Dominic Sherony: Female

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Trochilidae
Genus Heliothryx
Species Heliothryx barroti



Distinguishing features

It is slender and has bright white underparts, a green back, and a long pointed tail which has black central and white outer feathers. There is a dark patch through the eye, and the bill is sharply pointed. The male has a purple crown and a purple spot at the end of the eyepatch, which is bordered below with a glittering green malar stripe. (Wikipedia)


  • Size data has not been obtained.


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



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