French: Colibri à queue singulière German: Scherenschwanz-Sternkolibri Spanish: Colibrí colirraro
Brazil; error = Guatemala
Mountains and interior valleys of S Mexico (Chiapas) to Guatemala, Honduras and N El Salvador.
Male 11–12·5 cm (including long tail), 2·3 g; female 8–9 cm, 2·6 g. Male has long, decurved black bill; head and upperparts green; white... read more
Poorly known. Calls while perched or feeding include fairly hard, rapid chips, often repeated... read more
Openings in forest, woodland, second growth and scrub, at 1000–3000 m.
Food and feeding
Forages mainly in low to middle strata, often near ground. Feeds on a combination of nectar and small arthropods.
Recorded breeding in Oct in Chiapas. Nest and eggs apparently unknown.
Sedentary, though seasonal fluctuations in abundance.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Status throughout range poorly known; species generally reckoned... read more
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