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The stripe-tailed hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia) is a species of hummingbird endemic to subtropical moist forest and adjacent clearings of Middle America, from the Gulf slope of southeastern Mexico to Panama.
This medium-sized hummingbird can measure up to 10 cm (3.9 in) long, and weigh up to 4.3 g (0.15 oz). The male has metallic green upperparts that grade to bronze at the rump and tail. It sports a conspicuous rufous wing patch when the wings are folded. The underwing is mostly rufous-cinnamon. The namesake striped tail is formed by dark bronze green central rectrices and outer rectrices which have black outer webs, white inner webs and broad black tips. The female has a metallic green back but her underparts and the sides of her face are light brownish grey. On both sexes, the bill is straight and black.
The female lays two white eggs in a small cup nest lined with plant fibres.
- BirdLife International (2012). "Eupherusa eximia". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- Arizmendi, M.C.; Rodríguez-Flores, C.; Soberanes-González, C.; Schulenberg, Thomas S. (2013). Schulenberg, T.S. (ed.). "Stripe-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa eximia)". Neotropical Birds Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 27 July 2014. External link in
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