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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It chiefly feeds on flower nectarparticularly from Fabaceae GesneriaceaeMalvaceae especially Bombacoideae and MalvoideaeMyrtaceaeRubiaceae and epiphytic Bromeliaceae.
Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: Eupetomena Gould 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 macrpura Swainson’s hawk Buteo swainsonii — weighing more than a hundred times as much as the hummingbird — in mid-air. The clutch consist of two white eggs and like in other hummingbirds. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonomy articles created by Polbot.
Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) – BirdLife species factsheet
The chicks hatch after 15—16 days; they are initially hairless, save for some grey down on the back, and have dark skin. Immature birds appear like females, but their heads are particularly dull and brownish-tinged. The majority of the range of the swallow-tailed hummingbird is in the Caatinga and Cerrado of Brazil, and adjacent parts of northern and eastern Boliviaand far northern Paraguay.
Not a true migrantsome populations move north or south a short distance in the dry winter months. The nest is a maacroura structure lined with soft plant fibres and clad on the outside with lichen and mossesheld together with spider webs. Views Read Edit View history.
Retrieved 26 November The swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura is a species in the hummingbird family Trochilidaefound mainly in east-central South America. 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.
Indeed, in much of its range it is the macrourra species of typical hummingbird. Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: To register to myAvibase click here.
Picaflor golondrina Spanish Spain: Gmelin, JF, Reference: It is placed on a horizontal twig in smallish trees, e. Its plumage is brilliant iridescent green, with a blue head, upper chest, tail and vent. Picaflor tijereta Spanish Bolivia: They start to grow feathers 5 days or so after hatching, starting with the remiges ; the rectrices begin to emerge about 3 days later.
E Peru Huiro Eupetomena macroura boliviana: In southern Brazilit is apparently increasing and seems to have extended its range in recent decades. Retrieved from ” https: Search Avibase search Browse by families.
MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion. The species first breeds at 1—2 years of age. This page was last edited on 8 Juneat Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June 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. Eupetomena macroura Gmelin Smaller mammalssuch as the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus may occasionally plunder swallow-tailed hummingbird nests, despite the mavroura attempts to defend their offspring.
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The remiges are blackish-brown. Savanna of nw Bolivia Beni Source: Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use.
International Union for Conservation of Nature. Guianas to n, central and se Brazil and Paraguay Eupetomena macroura simoni: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
It seems that quite a considerable number of nestlings are even killed by these kacroura. It is aggressive and will defend rich food sources from other nectarivores ;  due to its size, it is generally dominant over other species of hummingbirds.
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It has a slightly decurved medium-long black bill. Campylopterus macrourus Gmelin, but see text Trochilus macrourus Gmelin, .
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. Trochilus macrourus Amcroura ID: