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Male
Photo by Pepe Rojas
Cataratas del Toro, Costa Rica
Eupherusa nigriventris

Identification

7·5–8·5 cm (3-3¼ in)
Both male and female hav green back and central tail feathers, three white outer tail feather, and show rufous on the shoulder of the folded wing.
Male is dark in most of head and underside.
Female has small white spot behind eye and mostly white underside

Similar species

Female
Photo by njlarsen
La Paz Waterfalls Garden, Costa Rica, December 2010

Compare especially with Stripe-tailed Hummingbird

Distribution

Caribbean slope of Costa Rica and Panama.

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species1.

Habitat

Mid to high elevation with wet forest, edges and clearings.

Behaviour

Diet

Photo by jim crosswell
Costa Rica, February 2007

Nectar eater that naturally prefers flowers with relatively short tube-shaped flowers, but it willingly visits feeders.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.

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