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 Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila)




Cinnamon Hummingbird | Amazilia rutila photo
Cinnamon Hummingbird

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CINNAMON HUMMINGBIRD FACTS

Description
The Cinnamon Hummingbird is a medium sized hummingbird with bronze green back and cinnamon colored underside. The tail is square and reddish with gold and green edging.

Environment
subtropical and tropical dry forests, wet lowland forests, shrubland, fields and pastures.

Food
feeds on nectar from flowers using their long tongue. They also catch insects on the wing.

Range
ranges from north western Mexico to Costa Rica.

Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Apodiformes
Family:Trochilidae
Genus:Amazilia
Species:rutila
Common Name:Cinnamon Hummingbird


Relatives in same Genus
  Rufous-tailed Hummingbird (A. tzacatl)