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
VideosSee all 7 videos
A bird feeding on Acacia flowers. Locality Runaway Bay, Antigua Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Nick Hollands 23 March 2008 6 years ago 50 sec 4.2
male perched. Locality Antigua Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Antonio Silveira 24 March 2015 32 weeks ago 32 sec 4
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 4 years ago 21 sec 3.6
Male bird perched in a tree, looking around. Locality Paradise Point, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
Joe Angseesing 11 August 2004 6 years ago 34 sec 3.5
a male perched on a exposed branch Locality Dominica
DAVID ASCANIO 17 April 2011 4 years ago 7 sec 3
Female, briefly perches on vegetation then flies away. Locality Paradise Point, Saint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands
Joe Angseesing 11 August 2004 6 years ago 7 sec 3
PhotosSee all 18 photos
Male perched on a twig
Locality Fajardo Inn Resort, Fajardo, Puerto Rico
Dubi Shapiro 15 February 2015 28 weeks ago 5
Male just after a hurrican hit Barbados
Kevin B Agar 31 October 2010 4 years ago 4.6
Locality Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Paul A Guris 18 March 2012 3 years ago 4.4
A bird perching on an agave
Locality Antigua Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Piotr Jonczyk 6 March 2010 5 years ago 4.3
Antillean Crested Hummingbird female
Kevin B Agar 31 October 2010 4 years ago 4.1
Adult male from front
Locality Guadeloupe (ssp exilis)
Alain Fossé 28 December 2001 6 years ago 3.6