Rainforest Biodiversity Guide

Fork-Tailed Wood Nymph (Hummingbird)
Fork-Tailed Wood Nymph (Hummingbird)

Scientific Name: Thalurania furcata

Category: Animal

Primary Layer: Understory

Fun Facts:

  • This fast flier feeds on the nectar from the Passionflower
  • It likes forest and forest edge habitat and is also found in semi-open areas and gardens.
  • The male has a glittering green throat with violet across the belly and in a narrow band across the back of the neck. Otherwise it is bronzy green above and it has white on its thighs. The female is pale grey below.