White-tailed Goldenthroat

The White-tailed Goldenthroat is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The White-Tailed Goldenthroat (Polytmus guainumbi) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical seasonally wet or flooded lowland grassland. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Polytmus guainumbi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007. More

White-tailed Goldenthroat is widespread but uncommon in Paraguay. The species is easily confused with certain other female hummingbirds but note his slightly downcurved bill and green tail with extensive white tips to the feathers! Click on the images to enlarge them.FIGURE 1 - Adult male, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Jerry Cooper April 2009). FIGURE 2 - Adult male, Estancia Laguna Blanca, Departamento San Pedro (Paul Smith October 2008). More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Polytmus
Species : guainumbi
Authority : (Pallas, 1764)