The little jewel of a bird is like something from the pages of a fairy tale.
Its iridescent blue and green plumage looks like a cloak made of sequins.
The crowned Woodnymph is a member of the hummingbird Trochilidae family.
Its cap, throat, and breast are emerald green, while the belly and rest of its body shine with a deep iridescent blue.
The tail is an eye-catching dark blue color.
Nature is truly the best artist.
While the males are more prominent, the females are duller with gray underparts and green flecks on their sides and belly.
It lives in Belize and Guatemala, through Central America, into Columbia and Peru.
The diet of Crowned woodnymphs is primarily made up of nectar from a wide variety of brightly colored, scented, small flowers on trees and shrubs.
After finding a mate during the breeding season, the females form nests made of plant fibers, green moss, soft materials, and spider webs.
What a spectacular bird!