|Photo by Jim Watt (Internet Bird Collection)|
crimson topaz (en); beija-flor-brilho-de-fogo (pt); colibri topaze (fr); topacio candela de cola canela (es); rotnacken-topaskolibri (de)
This South American species is found in the northern parts of the Amazon Basin, in northern Brazil, Venezuela, Suriname and the Guyanas.
In this species males are considerably larger than female. Males are 21-23 cm long and weigh 10-14 g while females are 13-14 cm long and weigh 10 g.
This species is found in tropical and subtropical lowland rainforests, up to an altitude of 500 m. It is often found in the canopy, in gallery-forest along rivers and creeks.
IUCN status - LC (Least Concern)
This species has a very large breeding range. The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as uncommon. There is no information about population trends, but the species is not considered threatened at present.