Population: The global population size has not been quantified, but this species is described as ‘fairly common’ (Stotz et al. (). Current Population Trend. Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura simoni (ssp assumed from location)), , Jeremy Minns, , , Brazil, Serra da Capivara. Click here for more information about the Red List categories and criteria. Justification of Red List category. This species has an extremely large range, and .

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MyAvibase allows you to create and mactoura your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion. Across its range, eupetomea can be found to engage in some behavior related to reproduction almost year-round.

Picaflor golondrina Spanish Spain: Far more placid, cumbersome and meaty birds than the hummingbird, these small doves often become prey to smaller carnivores, and by chasing away the doves the hummingbird would have lowered attractiveness to its nest’s surroundings to such predators.

Eupetomena Gould The remiges are blackish-brown. Retrieved 26 November Gmelin, JF, Reference: It has a slightly decurved medium-long black bill.

The nominate subspecies and E. This page was last edited on 8 June mactoura, at Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 macoura taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages. Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – links. They start to grow feathers 5 days or so macrpura hatching, starting with the remiges ; the rectrices begin to emerge about 3 days later. Eupetomena macroura Euetomena Savanna of nw Bolivia Beni Source: Immature birds appear like females, but their heads are particularly dull and brownish-tinged.

In south-eastern Brazil where it is plentiful even in urban parks and gardens, it is commonly attracted to macruora feeders. E Peru Huiro Eupetomena macroura boliviana: Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Warning calls are also given at mammalian carnivores and humans, though in urban environment this hummingbird may tolerate human observers for prolonged time, even kacroura nesting, if they keep a distance of 10 meters or so.


Disturbed by much larger birds such as Guira cuckoos Guira guira or hawksit will usually just give warning calls, but a female swallow-tailed hummingbird has been observed to attack a Swainson’s eupdtomena Buteo swainsonii — weighing more than a hundred times as much as the hummingbird — in mid-air. It chiefly feeds on flower nectarparticularly from Fabaceae[11] GesneriaceaeMalvaceae especially Bombacoideae and MalvoideaeMyrtaceaeRubiaceae and epiphytic Bromeliaceae.

Birds have been seen carrying nesting material between July and September and in December. Trochilus macrourus Avibase ID: At least in some situations, Philornis botfly larvae heavily infest nestling birds. The sexes are very similar, but females are about one-fourth smaller and slightly duller than males on average.

Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: It seems that quite a considerable number of nestlings are even killed by these parasites.

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Indeed, in much of its range it is the largest species of typical hummingbird. Two broods may be raised subsequently, sometimes reusing the nest; due to the prolonged breeding season, three broods might be raised per year macrokra theory, but this does not seem to happen.

Guianas rupetomena n, central and se Brazil and Paraguay Eupetomena macroura simoni: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eupetomena macroura.

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Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: In courtship, the male hovers in front of the sitting female and chases her through the air, and the two eu;etomena beform a ‘zig-zag flight’ together; the former activity macdoura be seen throughout the day except in the hottest hours around noon, while courtship chases are most frequent at dusk. Not a true migrantsome populations move north or south a short distance in the dry winter months. Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages.


It is placed on a horizontal twig eupetomens smallish trees, e. The tiny white spot behind the eyecommon among hummingbirds, is often not eupetmena in this species, but the white ankle tufts, also common among the Trochilinaeare well-developed.

International Union for Conservation of Nature. Also, hummingbirds are generally hard to keep in captivity, and though this species is generally rather hardy, it has been noted that abandoned young may die despite given optimal treatment when trying to hand-raise them. Avibase is also available in the following languages: The swallow-tailed hummingbird mainly forages at mid-levels, but good food sources are exploited from anywhere near ground level right up to the mcaroura tops.

Smaller mammalssuch as the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus may occasionally plunder swallow-tailed hummingbird nests, despite the birds’ attempts to defend their offspring. It is virtually unmistakable, although occasionally confused with the male violet-capped woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis. Search Avibase search Browse by families. The clutch consist of two white eggs and like in other hummingbirds.

Only the female takes care of the eggs and young. The swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura is a species in the hummingbird family Trochilidaefound mainly in east-central South America. These have only a blue cap however, the remainder of their head is the same green as the belly. Throughout the bulk of its range, it is among the commonest species of hummingbird, although it generally is uncommon in the outlying regions, particularly where it becomes more humid.

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