- Beauty in green and blue - (1)
The violet-capped woodnymph (Thalurania glaucopis) is a species of hummingbird found in forest (primarily humid), dense woodland, gardens and parks in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay, Uruguay, and far north-eastern Argentina . It is widespread and generally common, and therefore considered to be of Least Concern by BirdLife International.
The male is distinctive, being overall green with a blue cap and deeply forked dark blue tail. It is occasionally confused with the swallow-tailed hummingbird.
The female lacks the blue crown, has entirely greyish-white underparts, and a shorter, white-tipped tail.