This small species likes to forage at eye level in nearby gardens and is very common throughout the country. It is also known for being a bully against other hummingbirds. It has a medium size and brilliant green colors in the chest, while the bill is red and the tail is reddish.
So many of these hummingbirds were battling on the air during a our visit to Jardines del Rey de Cocora.
The rufous tail is clearly from this side. The bill is reddish, helping to differentiate vs the Coppery-headed Emerald
Like many other hummingbird species, the throat is iridescent and glows in green at some angles
The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird may be very common in our gardens, but it still is fascinating
One individual basking in the sun with the tail spread out
This little one was taking an afternoon stretch before continuing with the feeding