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 - White-tailed Hummingbird
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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

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This hummingbird, endemic to southwestern Mexico, is listed as Vlnerable and its population unfortunately appears to be decreasing. White-tailed Hummingbird possesses a small range and is threatened by loss of habitat to deforestation. White-tailed Hummingbirds prefer humid evergreen forests, cloud forests, open woodlands, and plantations. They forage on nectar from a variety of different flowers and fan open their tails when feeding. White-tailed Hummingbirds are primarily green, with a distinctive rufous wing patch and tails that are mostly white.

Distribution of the White-tailed Hummingbird - Range Map
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the 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