Order: Apodiformes | Family: Trochilidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Loc. Chapada Diamantina, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Bahia, Brazil
Age: Adult | Sex: Male | Female Loc. Las Piedras, Madre de Dios
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lagoa dos Gatos, Brazil
Status: The Ruby-Topaz Hummingbird favors semi-open habitats such as mixed savannas, scrub, forest edges, and agricultural and urban habitats where it forages from the canopy of trees to near the ground. This hummingbird has been added to the list of Peru birds in 2019 based on a male nd female photographed in La Piedras, Madre de Dios. It also occurs in Co, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Colibrí Rubí-topacio.
Sub-species: Ruby Topaz Hummingbird (Chrysolampis mosquitos), Linnaeus, 1758. It is a monotypic species.
Meaning of Name: Chrysolampis: Gr. khrusolampis= Firefly, mosquitus= mosquito.