Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Amazilia (1 species, 5 worldwide)

Amazilia is the largest genus of hummingbirds, which are medium-sized with a medium-sized slightly decurved bill, and plain or slightly forked tails. Amazilia are usually seen outside of the forest.


Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Cauca Valley, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird
Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)
Hotel Tinamu, Manizales, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

A common garden species normally easy to identify with the rufous tail and red bill.
From front.
Male in flight.
Active nest.


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