The Snowcap (Microchera albocoronata) lives from Honduras to West Panama. It is found in canopy and edges of wet forest, also adjacent semi-open and tall second growth. Its size is of 6.5 cm (2 inches) in height and 2.5 g in weight.
Its crown is shining white, and rest of head and body deep wine-purple. Central retrices purplish-bronze, and lateral white, tipped with dusky. Feet and bill are black. It eats flowers of trees, epiphytes, shrubs, and vines.