A bird with a rainbow of colors
A bird with a rainbow of colors on his face definitely bursts into a show of shimmering iridescence in the right lighting.
A hummingbird belonging to the Trochilidae family is the rainbow-bearded thornbill (Chalcostigma herrani).
This medium-sized hummingbird has a very short, needle-like beak and measures between 10.8 and 10.9 centimeters in length.
He has a head that is dark green with a white dot in each of his eyes. He has a gorget under his beak and a long, rufous crest on his head (beard).
It ranges from celadon-green to turquoise, yellow, and red at the bottom and is a rainbow of hues.
The corners of his dark purple tail are white. The beak is black, as is the foot.
Although the female and the male are identical, the female’s overall plumage is duller.
She has a yellowish ochre color that extends from her abdomen to her undertail coverts.
She also doesn’t have the male’s vibrant beard. Young birds lack a beard but do have white speckling on their throats.
The Rainbow-bearded thorn bill prefers the nectar from small flowers, low bushes, and shrubs. If there are insects nearby, it will consume them.
The only act for which the male of this species is responsible is sex.
After that, the female is in charge of everything else.
She makes a cup-shaped nest in the shape of a bush, shrub, or tree out of braided plant fibers that are strung together and covered with green moss.
The nest is lined with soft plant fibers, animal hair, and feather-down, and she deposits a single white egg within.
She feeds the chicks when they are 7-10 days old, after they have hatched.