Antillean Crested Hummingbird (Orthorhyncus cristatus) - HBW 5, p. 564
French: Colibri huppé
Spanish: Colibrí Crestado
Other common names: Crested Hummingbird
Taxonomy: Trochilus cristatus Linnaeus, 1758, Barbados.
Closely related to Chrysolampis, and may even be congeneric. Four subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- exilis (J. F. Gmelin, 1788) - E Puerto Rico S through Lesser Antilles to St Lucia.
- ornatus Gould, 1861 - St Vincent.
- cristatus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Barbados.
- emigrans Lawrence, 1877 - Grenadines and Grenada.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
A bird feeding on Acacia flowers. Locality Runaway Bay, Antigua Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Nick Hollands 23 March 2008 5 years ago 50 sec 4.2
a female nesting at edge of a road with an otherwise banana plantation. Nest located at forest edge. Locality Saint Lucia
DAVID ASCANIO 15 April 2011 2 years ago 21 sec 3.8
a male perched on a exposed branch Locality Dominica
DAVID ASCANIO 17 April 2011 2 years ago 7 sec 3
Male bird perched in a tree, looking around. Locality Paradise Point, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
Joe Angseesing 11 August 2004 5 years ago 34 sec 2.7
Female, briefly perches on vegetation then flies away. Locality Paradise Point, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
Joe Angseesing 11 August 2004 5 years ago 7 sec 2.5
Male, feeding on Yellow Elder flowers. Locality Paradise Point, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
Joe Angseesing 5 November 2005 5 years ago 26 sec 1.5
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Male just after a hurrican hit Barbados
Kevin B Agar 31 October 2010 2 years ago 4.5
Locality Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Paul A Guris 18 March 2012 2 years ago 4.4
A bird perching on an agave
Locality Antigua Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Piotr Jonczyk 6 March 2010 4 years ago 4.3
Antillean Crested Hummingbird female
Kevin B Agar 31 October 2010 2 years ago 4.1
Adult male from front
Locality Guadeloupe (ssp exilis)
Alain Fossé 28 December 2001 4 years ago 3.6
Common species in the Lesser Antilles. Feeding in Portsmouth town, Dominica.
Lasse58 17 February 2009 5 years ago 3.5