Data for:
World
List:

Caprimulgiformes > Trochilidae

Crimson Topaz

Topaza pella

Sign in to see your badges

Identification

POWERED BY MERLIN

Large, distinctive hummingbird. Superb male is mostly red and essentially unmistakable; female best told by large size and mostly green plumage with orange outer tail feathers. Found in lowland forest, usually along blackwater creeks in forests with sandy soils. Nests on low vegetation overhanging water. Very noisy and aggressive in territorial defense; loud, smacking calls are often heard before the birds are seen.

POWERED BY MERLIN

Statistics

Sign in to see your stats

Weekly Bar Chart

Choose a region to view Weekly Bar Chart

Range Map

Large map

Media

Top video

View all
Crimson Topaz

Birds of the World

Birds of the World logo

Comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families.

Explore Crimson Topaz