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From the Field: Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

Updated: Oct 9, 2021

The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird. It has a distinctly rufous-colored tail, from which its named is derived, and a bright pink bill. Like other hummingbirds, it feeds on nectar and small insects. The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird is perhaps the most common species of hummingbird at forest edge and in gardens and cultivated areas from southern Mexico south to northwestern South America.


Reich Sarah K. 2010. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schunlenberg Editor).

Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retreived from Neotropical Birds Online

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