White-tipped sicklebill

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from White-tipped Sicklebill)
Jump to: navigation, search
White-tipped sicklebill
Eutoxeres aquila.jpg
From Cordillera del Cóndor, Ecuador.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Eutoxeres
Species: E. aquila
Binomial name
Eutoxeres aquila
Bourcier, 1847

The white-tipped sicklebill (Eutoxeres aquila) is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Costa Rica and Panama of Central America, and Colombia, Ecuador, and far northern Peru. There is also a single recent record from Mérida in Venezuela.

Its natural habitat is the undergrowth of subtropical or tropical humid lowland or montane forest. Its curved bill is an adaption to the shape of certain flowers, namely of the genera Centropogon and Heliconia.


External links[edit]