SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eupherusa Eximia
Males have metallic green upperparts that grade to bronze at the rump and tail, they have a conspicuous rufous wing patch when the wings are folded, and mostly rufous-cinnamon underwing.
Dark bronze-green central retrices and outer retrices have black outer webs, white inner webs, and broad black tips.
Females have a metallic green back, but her underparts and sides of the face are light brownish gray.
BILL: black, straight.
SIZE: medium-sized, measuring up to 3.9 inches in length.
WEIGHT: weighs up to 4.3 grams.
COLOR: metallic green, bronze, white, black, brownish-grey grey, cinnamon and rufous.
NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.
INSECTS small spiders and insects.
Pre-montane and lower montane forests and adjacent clearings.
Middle America, from Gulf slope from Southeastern Mexico South through Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica to Panama.
NEST: bulky cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree.
EGGS: 2 white eggs.
INCUBATION: 15 to 19 days, female only.
Hovering, while feeding from flowers. Aggressively chase away other males as well as large insects - such as bumblebees and hawk moths - that want to feed in their territory. They use aerial flights and intimidating displays to defend their territories.
The Stripe-tailed Hummingbirds are closely related to the Mexican Blue-Capped Hummingbirds and White-Tailed Hummingbirds, which are sometimes considered subspecies.