The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl, breeds from east-central Mexico through Central America to northern South America. It is abundant in open country, near river banks and forest edges, and it is also a frequent visitor of gardens. These little birds aggressively defend nectar sources in their feeding territories, often using a diving flight to chase away butterflies, bees, and other hummingbirds.More about this hummer on Encyclopedia of Life. (photo: Jay Taft | Flickr)

The Rufous-tailed Hummingbird, Amazilia tzacatl, breeds from east-central Mexico through Central America to northern South America. It is abundant in open country, near river banks and forest edges, and it is also a frequent visitor of gardens. These little birds aggressively defend nectar sources in their feeding territories, often using a diving flight to chase away butterflies, bees, and other hummingbirds.

More about this hummer on Encyclopedia of Life.

(photo: Jay Taft | Flickr)

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