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
Dr. Rafael Cartay is a Venezuelan economist, historian, and writer best known for his extensive work in gastronomy, and has received the National Nutrition Award, Gourmand World Cookbook Award, Best Kitchen Dictionary, and The Great Gold Fork. He began his research on the Amazon in 2014 and lived in Iquitos during 2015, where he wrote The Peruvian Amazon Table (2016), the Dictionary of Food and Cuisine of the Amazon Basin (2020), and the online portal delAmazonas.com, of which he is co-founder and main writer. Books by Rafael Cartay can be found on Amazon.com
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