Whitetailed Goldenthroat

I his is a bird of open, grassy places, including niarshv grassland and areas with scattered shrubs. One of the less vividly colored hummingbirds, it feeds in low foliage, hovering to take nectar from flowers or to pick insects from leaves. It sings a high, three-note phrase from the top of a bush.

NliST A tapering, cone-shaped cup nest made of fine plant material, placed low in a bush or in grass and weeds, often over water. • DISTRIBUTION distribution Venezuela to S. Brazil.

r emale feathers ruffled during preening white tail • tip

Family TroCHIMDAK

Species (Jrrotrochilus estella

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