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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird in my garden | by PriscillaBurcher
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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird in my garden

Amazilia tzacatl

(Rufous-tailed Hummingbird / Amazilia de cola rufa)


La Ceja, Colombia; Central Andes, 2300 meters above sea level.


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. It can be highly territorial over feeding areas.


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.

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Taken on September 19, 2019