19 January, 2010

Cinnamon Hummingbird

Scientific Name: Amazilia Rutila

Population Estimate: 500K to 5M

Range / Habitat:  It is found from northwestern Mexico to Costa Rica. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical dry shrubland, and heavily degraded former forest. Common in native Mexico to Central America.

Field Notes: The Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. Relatively large hummingbird that is mostly green above and rich cinnamon-orange below. Adult: Green cap and face. Dark eye and medium-length bright red, black-tipped bill. Green back and wing coverts. Green rump blending with cinnamon-rufous upper tail coverts. Dark wingtips. Bright cinnamon throat and underparts. White undertail coverts. Square tail. Dark cinnamon under and upper tail with black tips to tail-feathers. Juvenile: Paler than adult, with mostly dark upper mandible.

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