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Swallow-tailed Hummingbird

Eupetomena macroura

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Large, unmistakable hummingbird commonly encountered in both open and semiopen habitats, including forest edges, plantations, and urban areas. Males and females have a dark blue head and throat, a dark green back and belly, and a long, deeply forked dark blue tail. Makes a loud “buzzing” sound in flight and also gives a fast “tek-tek-tek.”

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