Violet-Crowned Hummingbird

Violet-crowned hummingbird perched on a branch
Violet-crowned hummingbird.
AppearanceThe violet-crowned hummingbird is a tiny, slender bird about 4.3″ long. It’s bronze with a violet-purple crown and color behind each eye. Underparts are white and the long, straight bill is orange with black at the tip.
DietNectar from flowers. Also, insects and spiders.
Feeder FoodUnlikely to visit a feeder.
HabitatWooded areas especially when streams are present.
NestingThe female builds the nest and raises the young – no help is provided by the male. Nests are placed near the end of a branch high in a tree (about 40′ or higher).
Broods: 1-2 broods/season
Clutch: 2 eggs/brood
Egg color: white
Egg size: .6″ x .3″
Incubation: 16-19 days and fledglings leave the nest after about 25 days.

Range Map

A map depicting the range of the Violet-crowned Hummingbird
Violet-crowned hummingbird range map. Compliments of The Cornell Lab.