Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Amazilia
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SPECIES

Blue-tailed Hummingbird Amazilia cyanura

Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published October 25, 2013

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

There is little information on the diet of Blue-tailed Hummingbird. As is the case with other species of Amazilia, it forages for nectar, including at flowering Inga sp. (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Presumably also feeds on small arthropods, as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (see Remsen et al. 1983).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Blue-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanura), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.blthum1.01