Blue-Tailed Hummingbird 

Blue-Tailed Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia cyanura

The Blue-Tailed Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird measuring about 4 inches in length.

A fairly typical Amazilia hummingbird in shape and structure. In indirect sunlight appears all dark, except for white thighs.

Underparts and most of upperparts green. Rump purplish and tail deep blue throughout.

Males are deep emerald green overall. Females are duller with grayish belly. The base of the lower bill is red on both sexes but often difficult to see.

Feed on nectar of many flowers, but especially of Inga flowers. It is also an agile flycatcher.

Subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

They can be found in humid and dry oak or pine forests, in open woodlands and in coffee plantations, at altitudes of 3,300 feet or lower.

Southern Honduras to eastern El Salvador and north-western Nicaragua.


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