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BIRD OF THE WEEK

SWALLOW-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eupetomena macroura
POPULATION: Unknown, considered common
TREND: Unknown
HABITAT: Dry, semi-open habitat; urban areas such as yards, parks, and gardens

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird is one of the largest of its family, measuring up to 6½ inches long. Like the Long-tailed Sylph and Marvelous Spatuletail, the bird’s distinctive, colorful tail makes up nearly half its length.

With five recognized subspecies, the Swallow-tailed Hummingbird is widely distributed in eastern South America, including in several reserves—such as  Serra do Urubu—supported by ABC in Brazil. Although non-migratory, some populations move north or south a short distance in the dry winter months.

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  1. The photo of the young tawny owl is great!!

    1. planetearthnewsletter

      Yes that owl photo is unusual thanks for stopping by.

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