IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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The Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia) is a medium-sized hummingbird native to Central American mountainous regions from Mexico to Panama (Ridgely & Gwynne, 1976). The species has a brilliant green back, giving way to a rufous-colored tail on top, edged on either side by black-edged white tail feathers, giving rise to the stripe-tailed look, as well as rufous-colored secondary feathers (Stiles & Skutch, 1989). They survive by foraging for nectar and insects, as do all hummingbirds, and reproduce using cup-like nests and polygyny (Stiles & Skutch, 1989; Fogden & Fogden, 2005). They are considered of least concern for endangerment by the International Union for the Conservation of nature (IUCN, 2015).



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