Stripe-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa eximia

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg

Diet and Foraging


Stripe-tailed Hummingbird forages for nectar; flowering plants that are visited by this hummingbird include the tree Inga, shrubs (especially species of Acanthaceae and Rubiaceae, also Malvaviscus, Psittacanthus, Lobelia, Kohleria), epiphytes (Ericaceae, Gesneriaceae), and flowers of Clusia, Besleria, and Salvia (Feinsinger 1976, Stiles and Skutch 1989). Stripe-tailed Hummingbird also feeds on small arthropods (Remsen et al. 1983), as do most if not all species of hummingbirds.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.