Scissor-tailed hummingbird

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Scissor-tailed hummingbird
Hylonympha macrocerca.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Hylonympha
Gould, 1873
Species: H. macrocerca
Binomial name
Hylonympha macrocerca
Gould, 1873

The scissor-tailed hummingbird (Hylonympha macrocerca) is a bird species in the family Trochilidae, the only member of the genus Hylonympha. It is found only in Venezuela.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.

It was formerly classified as a Vulnerable species by the IUCN.[2] But new research has shown it to be rarer than it was believed. Consequently, it is uplisted to Endangered status in 2008.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Hylonympha macrocerca". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ BLI (2004)
  3. ^ BLI (2008)


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