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Rufous tailed Hummingbird

Amazilia tzacatl


9.5 - 10 cm. Bill pink brightes toward base of mandible and blacker at tip. Mostly green, but with entire tail contrastingly rufous; lower underparts dingy grayish. Very much a generalist hummingbird feeding at a wide variety of flowers, one of the most numerous hummingbirds at feeders virtually throughout western Ecuador.


Common and widespread in shrubby and semiopen areas, cultivated regions and also gardens, and forest borders througout much of western Ecuador. Most numerous below 1.200 - 1.300 m, but in recent years a few have been turning up at much higher elevations to 2.500 - 2.600 m, especially in gardens north of Quito.

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San Miguel de los Bancos, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Oct 14, 2013
Submitted on Oct 14, 2013

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