Plain-capped Starthroat

Other Names: none

Distribution: western Mexico south through Central America.


Size: 11-12 cm in length, weighing 7-8 g.

Plumage: Adults are predominantly metallic bronze on their uppersides, tail, back and crown. There is a dark eye-stripe with white stripes above and below, and a white patch on the rump. The throat patch is metallic violet-red and the breast and undersides are grayish-white. The bill is straight, long, black, and very slender; the eyes and legs are dark gray to black. The female is slightly duller in coloration than the male.

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Plain-capped Starthroat