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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Amazilia tzacatl

Description:

The adult Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is 10–12 cm (4–4.8 in) long and weighs approx. 5.2 g (0.2 oz). The throat is green (edged whitish in the female), the crown, back and flanks are green tinged golden, the belly is pale greyish, the vent and rump are rufous and the slightly forked tail is rufous with a dusky tip. The almost straight bill is red with a black tip; the black is more extensive on the upper mandible, which may appear all black. Immatures are virtually identical to the female. The call is a low chut, and the male’s song is a whistled tse we ts’ we or tse tse wip tseek tse.

Habitat:

Tropical wet forest in NW Costa Rica

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8 Comments

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

They are so lovely! Thanks Crobin!

crobin
crobin 9 years ago

I adore hummingbirds

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Glad you enjoyed it Karen! Come back soon

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 9 years ago

Beautiful. I already want to come back to your country!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Can't remember. Probably. I'll have to check the photo record.

bayucca
bayucca 9 years ago

You used flash? I would agree with Rufous.

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Thanks Alice!

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Looks correct to me.

LarryGraziano
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LarryGraziano

Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 17, 2012

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