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Eupherusa ridgwayi

Thalurania ridgwayi


9-10 cm.


  • Straight black bill
  • Iridescent violet-blue forehead
  • Bluish-green hindcrown
  • Green rest of upperparts
  • Iridescent emerald green throat
  • Dusky green belly and undertail-coverts
  • Bluish-black, slightly forked tail


  • Upperparts similar to male, with white small postocular spot
  • Greyish underparts, some green discs on side of breast
  • Bluish-black, slightly forked tail, central pair of rectrices with greenish shine, outer rectrices tipped white


Pacific slope of western Mexico in south Nayarit, Jalisco and Guerrero.
A rare to locally common restricted-range species.

Pacific slope of w Mexico (s Nayarit, Jalisco and Guerrero)


This is a monotypic species.
Has been considered a part of Crowned Woodnymph in the past.


Moist lowland forests, canyons, foothills and probably coffee plantations.
Occurs from 250 to 1200 m.



Feeds on nectar. Gleans also arthropods from foliage or catches them in the air by hawking.


Birds in breeding condition recorded from February to March. No other information about breeding.


This is a sedentary species.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, S. M. Billerman, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2021. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2021. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2015)

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