The Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps) is a medium-sized hummingbird. It is 10 cm long and weighs approximately 5 g. The bird is best distinguished by its violet-colored cap, from where it gets its name. Adults are colored predominantly a dark olive green for their upperparts and tail. The underparts are predominantly white. The bill of the male is straight and very slender. It is red in coloration, and shows a black tip.
‘Birds of Paradise’ at the National Geographic Museum
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Northern Cassowary (Casuarius unappendiculatus) large flightless rainforest bird from north Queensland (Australia) and Papua New Guinea. Related to emu & ostrich. Endangered. Beautiful, but can be dangerous if approached.
Green Honeycreeper - Colorful Bird in the Tropical Rainforest