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Copper-rumped Hummingbird Amazilia tobaci

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 7 subspecies
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This excessively aggressive hummingbird is found almost anywhere where there are flowers. The Copper-rumped Hummingbird inhabits parks, gardens, all types of forest, humid forest edges, coffee plantations, residential areas, and in Trinidad and Tobago, they even frequent urban areas. The island subspecies also reside in open areas with plants similar to those found in savannas. In the Coastal Cordillera of Venezuela, the Copper-rumped is the most common hummer sighted around gardens, hotels, or residences. It is very territorial and sometimes even outcompetes larger hummingbirds or goes after bees and wasps. While it might be confused with the Steely-vented Hummingbird (Amazilia saucerrottei), the Copper-rumped Hummingbird has reddish brown under the tail instead of steel blue

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

Recommended Citation

Copper-rumped Hummingbird (Amazilia tobaci), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: