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 seems that quite a considerable number of nestlings are even killed by these parasites. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eupetomena macroura.

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Picaflor tijereta Spanish Bolivia: International Eupegomena for Conservation of Nature. Campylopterus macrourus Gmelin, but see text Trochilus macrourus Gmelin, [2]. They start to grow feathers 5 days or so after hatching, starting with the remiges ; the rectrices begin to emerge about 3 days later.

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. Throughout the bulk macgoura its range, it is among the commonest species of hummingbird, although it generally is uncommon in the outlying regions, particularly where it becomes more humid. Search Avibase search Browse by families.

Nesting behavior of the swallow-tailed hummingbird, Eupetomena macroura (Trochilidae, Aves).

In courtship, the male hovers in front of the sitting female and chases her through the air, and the two may beform a ‘zig-zag flight’ together; the former activity can be seen throughout the day except in the hottest hours around noon, while courtship chases are most frequent at dusk. Campylopterus macrourus, Eupetomena macroura, Eupetomena macroura macroura, Eupetomena macrourus, Trochilus macrourus Lithuanian: 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.


Views Read Edit View history. The young are fed times per hour on average, and the female spends about half of the day brooding and feeding her offspring, and the other half flying around and feeding. 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. Smaller mammalssuch as the common marmoset Callithrix jacchus may occasionally plunder swallow-tailed hummingbird nests, despite the birds’ attempts to defend their offspring.

Eupetomena macroura (Swallow-tailed Hummingbird) – Avibase

Immature birds appear like females, but their heads are particularly dull and brownish-tinged. In southern Brazilit is apparently increasing and seems to have extended its range in recent decades.

There are 5 subspecies currently recognized, the last one of which was not described until Each checklist can be viewed with photos shared by madroura birding community, and also printed as PDF checklists for field use. Its voice includes relatively loud psek notes and weaker twitters. Its plumage is brilliant iridescent green, with a blue head, upper chest, tail and vent. It is virtually unmistakable, although occasionally confused with the male violet-capped woodnymph Thalurania glaucopis.

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.

Avibase has been visited , times since 24 June Avibase checklists Search Avibase search Browse by families Contribute There are a few ways by which you can help the development maceoura this page, such as joining the Flickr group for photos or providing translations of the site in addition languages. It is not a very specialized feeder however, and has also been recorded from plants of other familiessuch as Asteraceae [12] or Caryocaraceae.

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Fountain TreeSpathodea campanulata Bignoniaceae: 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. The chicks hatch after 15—16 days; they are initially hairless, save for some grey down euupetomena the back, and have dark skin. 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.


The swallow-tailed hummingbird Eupetomena macroura is a species in the hummingbird family Trochilidaefound mainly in east-central South America.

Eupetomena macroura Gmelin It has a slightly decurved medium-long black eupeyomena. Even much larger birds are attacked by diving at them when they perch; particularly when breeding the swallow-tailed hummingbird will go and “dive-bomb” birds twice its own eupetomna or more, such as Campo flickers Colaptes campestriscurl-crested jays Cyanocorax cristatellus or smooth-billed anis Crotophaga aniuntil they have enough and leave.

Retrieved 26 November Guianas to n, central and se Brazil and Paraguay Eupetomena macroura simoni: 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.

Eupetomena Gould By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A tik call is given when excited or alarmed. The nominate subspecies and E.


Related taxa Other synonyms Catalan: Across its range, it epuetomena be found to engage in some behavior related to reproduction almost year-round. Your sightings No sightings Add to a lifelist: Trochilus macrourus Avibase ID: The species first breeds at 1—2 years of age. Translate Avibase is also available in the following languages: