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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The chicks hatch after 15—16 days; they are initially hairless, save for some grey down on the back, and have dark skin.

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.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Indeed, in much of its range it is the largest species of typical hummingbird.

Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June Checklists There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages. It seems that quite a eupetonena number of nestlings are even killed by these parasites. Savanna of nw Bolivia Beni Source: Immature birds appear like females, but their heads are particularly dull and brownish-tinged.


Eupetomena macroura (Swallow-tailed Hummingbird) – Avibase

Not a true migrantsome populations move north or south a short distance in the dry winter months. The nominate subspecies and E. Eu;etomena have been seen carrying nesting material between July and September and in December.

Its plumage is brilliant iridescent green, with a blue head, upper chest, tail and vent.

The species first breeds at 1—2 years of age. Smaller mammalssuch as the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus may occasionally plunder swallow-tailed hummingbird nests, despite the birds’ attempts to defend their offspring. Two broods may be raised subsequently, sometimes reusing the nest; due to the prolonged breeding season, three broods might be raised per year in theory, but this does not seem to happen.

Erythrina speciosaon which they are opportunistic nectar thieves: Trochilus macrourus Avibase ID: Campylopterus macrourus Gmelin, but see text Eupstomena macrourus Gmelin, [2]. It chiefly feeds on flower nectarparticularly from Fabaceae[11] GesneriaceaeMalvaceae especially Bombacoideae and MalvoideaeMyrtaceaeRubiaceae and epiphytic Bromeliaceae.

Swallow-tailed hummingbird

Campylopterus macrourus, Eupetomena macroura, Eupetomena macroura macroura, Eupetomena macrourus, Trochilus macrourus Lithuanian: Fountain TreeSpathodea campanulata Bignoniaceae: This page was last edited on 8 Juneat Bird checklists – taxonomy – distribution – maps – links.

In southern Brazilit is apparently increasing and seems to have extended its range in recent decades. You must be logged in to view your sighting details.


Disturbed by much larger birds such as Guira cuckoos Guira guira or hawks eupetimena, it will usually just give warning calls, but a female swallow-tailed hummingbird has been observed to attack a Swainson’s hawk Buteo swainsonii — weighing more than a hundred times as much as the hummingbird — in mid-air.

Avibase is also available in the following languages: The sexes are very similar, but females mxcroura about one-fourth smaller and slightly duller than males on average. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eupetomena macroura. 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.

Swallow-tailed hummingbird – Wikipedia

The swallow-tailed hummingbird mainly forages at mid-levels, but good food sources are exploited from anywhere near ground level right up to the tree tops. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Across its range, it can be found to engage in some behavior related to reproduction almost year-round. A tik call is given when excited or alarmed.

The remiges are blackish-brown.