SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia tobaci
The Copper-Rumped Hummingbird is a species of bird in the Trochilidae family.
It is 3.4 inches long and weighs 4.7 grams.
Both sexes are similar. Bill is fairly long, straight and mostly black with some pink on the lower mandible.
Adults have copper-green upperparts, becoming copper-bronze on the rump.
Head and underparts are bright green, the thighs are white and the tail and legs are black.
The call of this species is a “chip”, and the song is a high-pitched “tyee-tyee-tyoo”.
Feeds on nectar, taken from a wide variety of flowers, and some small insects.
Inhabits open country, gardens and cultivation.
It is the predominant species of hummingbird in Trinidad and Tobago.
Nest is a tiny cup placed on a low branch or sometimes wires or clotheslines.
Incubation takes 16 – 17 days, and fledging another 19 – 23, and there may be up to 3 broods in a season.