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Swallow-tailed Hummingbird

Eupetomena macroura


The Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) is a species in the hummingbird family (Trochilidae), found mainly in east-central South America. Most authorities place it in the monotypic genus Eupetomena, although some place it in Campylopterus based on song and the thick shafts of the males' first primaries. Its common name and specific epithet (which means "large-tailed") both refer to the long, deeply forked, somewhat swallow-like tail.

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Congratulations !

Congratulations on the SOTD, Aisse Gaertner. That is one gorgeous Hummingbird!!

SusanEllison 9 years ago

spectacular capture...great colors!

Hermosos colores, muy buena foto :)

Kyle A
Kyle A 9 years ago

Very nice pic. That's a beautiful bird. Thanks.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Parabéns, Aisse, outra maravilha brasileira! :-)

namitha 9 years ago

Lovely spotting. Congratulations

MarciaJoppert 9 years ago

They are special!

vivianpoma 9 years ago

very beautiful, congratulations!

Sckel 9 years ago

Eu encontrei um com cauda bifurcada, mas ele é todo preto, me deram a mesma ID, estranho. Parabéns pelas fotos. Aves bonitas e seu cabelo tbm.

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Beautiful! Congrats!

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD!

injica 9 years ago

You can add it to the blue mission

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

great spot!!

Congrats Aisse Gaertner!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Congratulation Aisse! Beautiful :)

LuisStevens 9 years ago

Beautiful SOTD! Congrats Aisse.

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Stunning !! It's so beautiful.. Congratulations :)

EmilyMarino 9 years ago


rams4d 9 years ago

Nice shot !!!

KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Aisse, your vibrantly colored swallow-tailed hummingbird is spotting of the day!

Aisse Gaertner
Spotted by
Aisse Gaertner

Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

Spotted on Aug 16, 2013
Submitted on Aug 18, 2013

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