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[11] GesneriaceaeMalvaceae especially Bombacoideae and MalvoideaeMyrtaceaeRubiaceae and epiphytic Bromeliaceae.

Fountain TreeSpathodea campanulata Bignoniaceae: In south-eastern Brazil where it is plentiful even in urban parks and gardens, it is commonly attracted to hummingbird feeders.

The chicks hatch after 15—16 days; they are initially hairless, save for some grey down on the back, and have dark skin.

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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Most authorities place it in the monotypic genus Eupetomenaalthough some place it in Campylopterus based on song and the thick shafts of the males’ eupetmoena primaries. The sexes are very similar, but females are about one-fourth smaller and slightly duller than males on average. It is not a very specialized feeder however, and has also been recorded from plants of other familiessuch as Asteraceae [12] or Caryocaraceae.


Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. 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. Smaller mammalssuch as the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus may occasionally plunder swallow-tailed hummingbird nests, despite the birds’ attempts to defend their offspring.

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.

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It has a slightly decurved medium-long black bill. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Birds have been seen carrying nesting material between July and September and in December. 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 a Swainson’s hawk Buteo swainsonii — weighing more than a hundred times as much as the hummingbird — in mid-air. Eupetomena macroura Gmelin To register to myAvibase click here.

Retrieved from ” https: Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: PequiCaryocar brasiliense: Erythrina speciosaon which they are opportunistic nectar thieves: Contribute to Avibase Acknowledgements Flickr group Media stats Flickr group members Media wanted Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: At least in some situations, Philornis botfly larvae heavily infest nestling birds.


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Trochilus macrourus Avibase ID: Avibase is also available in the following languages: MyAvibase allows you to create and manage your own lifelists, and produce useful reports to help you plan your next birding excursion.

Campylopterus macrourus Gmelin, but see text Trochilus macrourus Gmelin, [2].

The species first breeds at 1—2 years of age. Gmelin, JF, Reference: The swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura is a species in the hummingbird family Trochilidaefound mainly in east-central South America. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Campylopterus macrourus, Eupetomena macroura, Eupetomena macroura macroura, Eupetomena macrourus, Trochilus macrourus Lithuanian: It is virtually unmistakable, although occasionally confused with the male violet-capped woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis. The clutch consist of two white eggs and supetomena in other hummingbirds. Its voice includes relatively loud psek notes macrorua weaker twitters. Immature birds appear like females, but their heads are particularly dull and brownish-tinged.

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