The Coppery-headed Emerald (Elvira cupreiceps) resides in Costa Rica. Is found in and beside wet highland forest; both sexes at all level at edges, gaps, and semi-open. This small bird is 7.5 cm (3 inches) in height and 3.2 g in weight.
Its crown, upper tail-coverts, and central retrices are coppery-bronze. Above is bronze-green, and below glittering green. Center of belly dark purplish. Feet dusky-flesh, and bill black except pink basal half of lower mandible. This bird feeds on small blossoms of trees, epiphytes, and shrubs.