White-Tailed Starfrontlet

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coeligena phalerata

White-Tailed Starfrontlet

The White-Tailed Starfrontlet is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a large hummingbird, measuring 5.5 inches long.

Males have a distinctive long white tail, black wings and a metallic green body with a bluish patch on the head and neck.

Females have bronze colored tails, reddish-brown underparts and green upperparts.

Feeds on a wide variety of flowers as well as insects and other arthropods.

Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.


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