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 tiny white spot behind the eyecommon among hummingbirds, is often not visible in this species, but the white ankle tufts, also common among the Trochilinaeare well-developed. Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: Most authorities place it in the monotypic genus Eupetomenaalthough some place it in Campylopterus based on song and the thick shafts of the males’ first primaries.

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. Guianas to n, central and se Brazil and Paraguay Eupetomena macroura simoni: Warning calls are also given at mammalian carnivores and humans, though in urban environment this hummingbird may tolerate human observers for prolonged time, even when nesting, if they keep a distance of 10 meters or so.

Even much larger birds are attacked by diving at them when they perch; particularly when breeding the swallow-tailed hummingbird will go and “dive-bomb” birds twice its own length or more, such as Campo flickers Colaptes campestriscurl-crested jays Cyanocorax cristatellus or smooth-billed anis Crotophaga aniuntil they have enough and leave.


Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) – BirdLife species factsheet

It has a slightly decurved medium-long black bill. Campylopterus macrourus Gmelin, but see text Trochilus macrourus Gmelin, [2]. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eupetomena macroura. Views Read Edit View history. In southern Brazilit macrkura apparently increasing and seems to have extended its range in recent decades.

Gmelin, JF, Reference: 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. 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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Retrieved 26 November You must be logged in to view your sighting details. 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. This page was last edited on 8 Juneat The nominate subspecies and E.

PequiCaryocar brasiliense: Two broods may be raised subsequently, sometimes reusing the nest; due eupetojena the prolonged breeding season, three broods might be raised per year in theory, but this does not seem to happen. The remiges are blackish-brown. Its voice includes relatively loud psek notes and weaker twitters.


Retrieved from ” https: Across its range, it can be found to engage in some behavior related to reproduction almost year-round. The nest is a cup-shaped structure lined with soft plant fibres and clad on the outside with lichen and mossesheld together with spider webs. They start to grow feathers 5 days or so after hatching, starting with the remiges ; the rectrices begin to emerge about 3 days later.

At least in some situations, Philornis botfly larvae heavily infest nestling birds. Picaflor tijereta Spanish Bolivia: Only the female takes care of the eggs and young. It avoids the interior of humid forest, but does occur in openings or along the edge; the swallow-tailed hummingbird is most common among savanna -like vegetation.

There are 5 subspecies currently recognized, the last one of which was not described until Campylopterus macrourus, Eupetomena macroura, Eupetomena macroura macroura, Eupetomena macrourus, Trochilus macrourus Lithuanian: There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

It seems that quite a considerable number of nestlings are even killed by these parasites. Savanna of nw Bolivia Beni Source: Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by eueptomena birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use.

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