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Rufus-tailed Hummingbird

Amazilia tzacatl


An obliging hummingbird that actually stayed still for long enough. As would be expected due to it's name, this hummingbird has a rufus tail. The rest of the plumage is mainly green - bronze.


The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) - also known as Rieffer's Hummingbird - is a common Central and South American hummingbird that can be found in the open country, along river banks and the forest edge, in woodland and scrub, as well as plantations and gardens up to 1850 m (6000 ft).


This bird was seen in the grounds of an eco - lodge in Costa Rica woodland by the side of a river. This was adjacent to the Parque National Tortuguero

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Colorado, Provincia Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Nov 13, 2016
Submitted on Jan 28, 2019

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