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Eupherusa poliocerca

White-tailed Hummingbird

Eupherusa poliocerca

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Aves
Subclassis: Carinatae
Infraclassis: Neornithes
Parvclassis: Neognathae
Ordo: Trochiliformes
Familia: Trochilidae
Subfamilia: Trochilinae
Genus: Eupherusa
Species: Eupherusa poliocerca


Eupherusa poliocerca (Elliot, 1871)


* Annals and Magazine of Natural History pt14 pl.12

Vernacular names
English: White-tailed Hummingbird

The White-tailed Hummingbird (Eupherusa poliocerca) is a species of hummingbird endemic to subtropical moist forest in the westernmost portion of the Sierra Madre del Sur in Guerrero and extreme western Oaxaca, Mexico. Its tiny range is threatened by habitat loss.

As is Blue-capped Hummingbird, it is sometimes considered a subspecies of the more widespread Stripe-tailed Hummingbird.


* BirdLife International 2004. Eupherusa poliocerca. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 10 July 2007.

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