Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Eupherusa
 
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Version 1.0

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SPECIES

White-tailed Hummingbird Eupherusa poliocerca

Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published June 28, 2013

Behavior

Introduction

The behavior of White-tailed Hummingbird has not been described in detail. This species forages fom the understory to the canopy, frequently flashing the tail open while feeding (Howell and Webb 1995).

Territoriality

No information.

Sexual Behavior

Little information. White-tailed Hummingbird presumably is polygynous, as are most if not all species of hummingbirds (Schuchmann 1999: 509).

Social and interspecific behavior

White-tailed Hummingbird usually is solitary, as is typical of hummingbirds in general.

White-tailed Hummingbird is subordinate to other species of hummingbirds, including Amazilia (Züchner 1999).

Predation

No reported instances of predation on White-tailed Hummingbird?

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). White-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa poliocerca), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.whthum1.01