This scissor-tailed hummingbird from the Amazon Rainforest is also called Topaz hummingbird or topaz candela (Topaza pella). It is a bird of the trochilidae family of hummingbirds, a rare bird on the American continent, where hummingbirds are, paradoxically, endemic.
Scissor-tailed hummingbird topaz characteristics
It stands out because it has two feathers of about 10 cm longer than its tail, arranged as a pair of scissors.
The plumage color of the male is red on the chest and back, with a green throat, surrounded by yellow. while that of the female is opaque.
Where does it lives? – Habitat
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