rufous-tailed hummingbird


Definition of rufous-tailed hummingbird 

: a large chiefly green hummingbird (Amazilia tzacatl) found from Mexico to northwestern South America that has a reddish brown rump and tail and pinkish-red black-tipped bill

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First Known Use of rufous-tailed hummingbird

1979, in the meaning defined above

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