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Green-crowned Brilliant 06906B

The male Green Crowned Brilliant (Heliodoxa jacula) displays a jewel like green iridescence over most of his body. It has a small violet patch on his throat, and a large, deeply forked blue-black tail. This hummingbird is a very fast flyer, allowing the sun's rays to be briefly reflected as he dances through the forest. It breeds in the highlands and then migrates to the lowlands of the Caribbean slopes. It feeds on Heliconia and other large flowers and, unlike other hummingbirds, often perches to feed.

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