Scissor-tailed hummingbird

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Scissor-tailed hummingbird
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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. In Jamaica, the Red-billed streamertail is also known as the scissor-tail or scissors tail hummingbird.

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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