Green-and-White Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Elliotomyia viridicauda

Green-and-White Hummingbird

The Green-and-White Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It closely resembles the White-Bellied Hummingbird, but lacks white to the basal half of the tail.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird measuring about 4.2 inches long.

It is green above and white below with green on the sides of the breast and belly. Undertail coverts are pale. Tail is gray on the underside. Bill is nearly straight with a black culmen and reddish mandible.

It is similar to the White-bellied Hummingbird but is distinguished by having solid gray tail feathers. These two species overlap in the relatively restricted range of the Green-and-White Hummingbird.

Semi-open habitats.

Endemic to the East Andean slope in Peru, where generally restricted to areas near humid forest. It is commonly seen at Machu Picchu.


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