Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

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.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl - Amazilia Rabirrufa, Gorrión (6)

So many of these hummingbirds were battling on the air during a our visit to Jardines del Rey de Cocora.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl - Amazilia Rabirrufa, Gorrión (5)

The rufous tail is clearly from this side. The bill is reddish, helping to differentiate vs the Coppery-headed Emerald

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl - Amazilia Rabirrufa, Gorrión (4)

Like many other hummingbird species, the throat is iridescent and glows in green at some angles

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl - Amazilia Rabirrufa, Gorrión (2)

The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird may be very common in our gardens, but it still is fascinating

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl - Amazilia Rabirrufa, Gorrión (3)

One individual basking in the sun with the tail spread out

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird - Amazilia tzacatl - Amazilia Rabirrufa, Gorrión

This little one was taking an afternoon stretch before continuing with the feeding

2 thoughts on “Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl)

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