Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
(Redirected from Aglaiocercus kingi)
Male: tail up to 4.5 inches, = 114 mm or more than half the length (much shorter in female). Male is mostly green with bluish highlights on throat, darker green in face and paler on crown, with white leggings, and the long outer tail feathers blue (rest of tail feathers shorter and greentipped, but normally held closed so does not usually give impression of scissor-tail).
 Similar species
Female from female Violet-tailed Sylph by green top and rear crown with blue limited to front part of crown, while entire crown is blue in Violet-tailed.
Six subspecies are recognized:
Cloud Forest, forest borders, coffee forest, gardens, and other semi-open areas with flowering trees or bushes; observed at 2100m.
Their diet consists of nectar and insects. They readily visit feeders.
May have a regular route for visiting spread out flowers (trap-lining) or may defend an area with many flowers. Are known to pierce holes at bottom of the flower of corolla.
 External Links