Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Eutoxeres (2 species, 2 worldwide)

White-tipped Sicklebill
White-tipped Sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila salvini)
La Union de Guapiles, Costa Rica  
Photograph by Jorge Obando Gutierrez   © Copyrighted, All Rights Reserved.

Feeds on heliconia. Often described as common, but is secretive and rarely seen.

Buff-tailed Sicklebill
Buff-tailed Sicklebill (Eutoxeres condamini condamini)
Reserva Natural La Isla Escondida, Orito, Putumayo, Colombia  
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

An rare species that uses curved bill to feed at heliconias. Note blue patch above wings and buff sides to tail feathers.

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