The Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird is commonly found in Mexico and will rarely be known to visit southeast Arizona. The preferred habitats of this species of hummingbird include tropical deciduous forests, cottonwood-willow streamside forests, and oak woodlands.
This species of hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird with iridescent bronze-green upperparts and head, red throat, white face interrupted by black eye stripe, and pale gray under parts. It has a slightly notched tail that is bronze-green with white-tipped black terminal band.
The Plain-capped Starthroat Hummingbird is a nonmigratory species of hummingbird.