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- Author: Adam Floyd Oct 26, 2017,
Oct 26, 2017, 7:35
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird is a apodiform bird of the Trochilidae family. Also known as fire-fighting.
Taxonomy: Trochilus rubricauda (Boddaert, 1783), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sometimes placed in the genus Heliodoxa, but these relationships are unclear. (Schuchmann, 2016).
Scientific Name: Its scientific name means: do (Greek) klutos = glorious; and laimos = throat; and (Latin) ruber = red; and tail = tail. ⇒ (Bird with) glorious throat and red tail
Current scientific name: Heliodoxa rubricauda (Reich, 1793).More news: AWOlivieri | San Vito Bird Club | Page 4
Features: Measures between 10.8 and 11.3 centimeters length. The male of the species weighs between 7 and 9.2 grams and the female weighs between 5.9 and 7.1 grams. (Schuchmann, 2016). It has a pronounced sexual dimorphism.
The male is predominantly green, with a reddish tail that gives it the specific epithet of rubricauda, and stands out for the ruby color of the chat and the sparkling green of the forehead and chest. In the shade of the forest, when it rests, it appears a black color highlighting the white post-ocular spots.
The female has a cinnamon coloration on the lower part of the body, green head and back, and also shows spots white birds behind the eyes.
Biome: Atlantic Forest.
Source: Wiki Aves.