The blue-tailed hummingbird (Saucerottia cyanura ), is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.
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NoNot a migrant
Animals that do not make seasonal movements and stay in their native home ranges all year round are called not migrants or residents.
Saucerottia cyanura can reach a length of 9–10 millimetres (0.35–0.39 in). These hummingbirds show a metallic deep green plumage, a characteristic deep blue tail and in proper lighting chestnut or rufous wings. Rump and uppertail coverts are purplish. The bill is black. Females are duller than males and have a grayish belly, and less rufous wings. This species is very similar to steely-vented hummingbirds (Saucerottia saucerrottei ) and to berylline hummingbirds (Saucerottia beryllina ).
This species can be found in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.Show More
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, and heavily degraded former forest. These hummingbirds can be found in humid and dry oak or pine forests, in open woodlands and in coffee plantations, at altitudes of 3,300 feet or lower.Show Less
Saucerottia cyanura feed on nectar of many flowers, but especially of Inga flowers. It is also an agile flycatcher.