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Buff-tailed Coronet Boissonneaua flavescens

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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These medium-sized hummingbirds display a cinnamon underwing in flight, and other than the bronzy central tail feathers, the tail is notably buffy. Buff-tailed Coronets inhabit humid and wet montane forests, shrubby forest borders, and dwarf forests. They are rather defensive around mid and upper level flowers in the forest, and sometimes congregate with other hummingbirds at trees in the canopy interior. They hold on to flowers when feeding and hold their wings up in a V while doing so.

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© Jay McGowan

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Buff-tailed Coronet (Boissonneaua flavescens), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: