BIRD OF THE WEEK — SWALLOW-TAILED HUMMINGBIRD — PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD group

PLANET EARTH BIRD WORLD has over 1,200 members and over 62,000 photos and videos. 

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.

Top Contributors

DansPhotoArtHawkeye2011DiegojacklittlebiddleS C photos
Tawny Eagle - Juvenile.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Young Tawny Owl//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Jilguero Dorado (Sicalis flaveola)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Orange bellied leafbird (Chloropsis hardwickii) 橙腹叶鹎 chéng fù yè bēi//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Merops apiaster//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Greater Striped Swallow, Hirundo cucullata//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Formation serrée.//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Green Heron incubating nest 17.5 HDR 20160525//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

22 F Chaffinch//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Oriental White Eye (Zosterops palpebrosus) 暗绿绣眼鸟 àn lǜ xiù yǎn niǎo//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Scarlet Tanager//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

Advertisements