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Blue-tailed Hummingbird

Amazilia cyanura

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Medium-sized hummingbird of woodlands, plantations, and forest edges in tropical lowlands and foothills of southern Chiapas and northern Central America. Feeds at all levels at flowering trees and bushes, perching mainly at low to middle levels. Note the deep blue tail, purplish rump, and small rusty wing patch. Male is deep emerald green overall. Female is duller with grayish belly. The base of the lower bill is red on both sexes but often difficult to see.

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