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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The swallow-tailed hummingbird mainly forages at mid-levels, but good food sources are exploited from anywhere near ground level right up to the tree tops. The nest is a cup-shaped structure lined with soft plant fibres and clad on the outside with lichen and mossesheld together with spider webs.

Also, hummingbirds are generally hard to keep in captivity, and though this species is generally rather hardy, it has been noted that abandoned young may die despite given optimal treatment when trying to hand-raise them.

Swallow-tailed Hummingbird (Eupetomena macroura) :: xeno-canto

Retrieved from ” epuetomena Most authorities place it in the monotypic genus Eupetomenaalthough some place it in Campylopterus based on song and the thick shafts of the males’ first primaries. Campylopterus macrourus Gmelin, but see text Trochilus macrourus Gmelin, [2].

It is not a very specialized feeder however, and has also been recorded from plants of other familiessuch as Asteraceae [12] or Caryocaraceae. The majority of the range of the swallow-tailed hummingbird is in the Caatinga and Cerrado of Brazil, eupeotmena adjacent parts of northern and eastern Boliviaand far northern Paraguay.

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Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: It chiefly feeds on flower nectarparticularly from Fabaceae[11] GesneriaceaeMalvaceae especially Bombacoideae and MalvoideaeMyrtaceaeRubiaceae and epiphytic Bromeliaceae. Immature birds appear like females, but their heads are particularly dull and brownish-tinged. Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by the birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use.


The tiny white spot behind the eyecommon among hummingbirds, is often not visible in this species, but the white ankle tufts, also common among the Trochilinaeare well-developed.

The sexes are very similar, but females are about one-fourth smaller and slightly duller than males on average. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Even much larger birds are attacked by diving at them when they perch; particularly when macruora the swallow-tailed hummingbird will go and “dive-bomb” birds twice its own length or more, such as Campo flickers Colaptes campestriscurl-crested jays Cyanocorax cristatellus or smooth-billed anis Crotophaga aniuntil they have enough and leave.

Erythrina speciosaon which they are opportunistic nectar thieves: To register to myAvibase click here. Ejpetomena calls are also given at mammalian carnivores and humans, though in urban environment this hummingbird may tolerate human observers for prolonged time, even when nesting, if they keep a distance of 10 meters or so. The young are fed times per hour on average, and the macorura spends about half of the eupetomna brooding and feeding her offspring, and the other half flying around and feeding.

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.

Guianas to n, central and se Brazil and Paraguay Eupetomena macroura simoni: In south-eastern Brazil where it is plentiful even in urban parks and gardens, it is commonly attracted to hummingbird feeders. Its voice includes relatively loud psek notes and weaker twitters. Gmelin, JF, Reference: It is virtually unmistakable, although occasionally confused with the male violet-capped woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis. Savanna of nw Bolivia Beni Source: Eupetomena Gould You must be logged in to view your sighting details.

It is aggressive and will defend rich food sources from other nectarivores ; [2] due to its size, it is generally dominant over other species of hummingbirds. The clutch consist of two white eggs and like in other hummingbirds. Avibase is also available in the following languages: There are a few ways by which you can help the development of this page, epuetomena as joining the Flickr eupeomena for eipetomena or providing translations of the site in addition languages.

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There are more than 12, regional checklists in Avibase, offered in 9 different taxonomies, including synonyms more than languages.

Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link is on Wikidata Taxonomy articles created by Polbot. Smaller mammalssuch as the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus may occasionally plunder swallow-tailed hummingbird nests, despite the birds’ attempts to defend their offspring.

It has euletomena slightly decurved medium-long black bill. Swallow tailed Hummingbird, Swallow-tailed Hummingbird Spanish: Indeed, in much of its range it is the largest species of typical hummingbird. Eupetimena swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura is a species in the hummingbird family Trochilidaefound mainly in east-central South America. 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.

Picaflor tijereta Spanish Bolivia: It seems that quite a considerable number of nestlings are even killed by these parasites.

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Its plumage is brilliant iridescent green, with a blue head, upper chest, tail and vent. Two broods may be raised subsequently, sometimes reusing the nest; due to the prolonged breeding season, three broods might be raised per year in theory, but this does not seem to happen. In southern Brazilmaxroura is apparently increasing and seems to have extended its range in recent decades. The nominate subspecies and E. International Union for Conservation of Nature. At least in some situations, Philornis botfly larvae heavily infest nestling birds.

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Far more placid, cumbersome and meaty birds than the hummingbird, these small doves often become prey to smaller carnivores, and by chasing away macrroura doves the hummingbird would have lowered attractiveness to its nest’s surroundings to such predators. Search Avibase search Browse by families.

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