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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia tzacatl

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
  • Authors: Sarah K. Reich
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The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird. It has a distinctly rufous-colored tail, from which its named is derived, and a bright pink bill. Like other hummingbirds, it feeds on nectar and small insects. It can be highly territorial over feeding areas. The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is perhaps the most common species of hummingbird at forest edge and in gardens and cultivated areas from southern Mexico south to northwestern South America.

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© David L. Ross, Jr.

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

Recommended Citation

Reich, S. K. (2010). Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.rtlhum.01