Green Thorntail

Green Thorntail hummingbirdCommon Name: Green Thorntail; Rabudito Verde.

Scientific Name: Discosura conversii.

Size: Male, 4” (10 cm); Female, 3” (7.5 cm).

World Distribution: Costa Rica to Ecuador

Habitat: Mid-elevation wet forests.

LPWG Sightings: Uncommon to common at feeders year round.

Special Features: Feeds with tail cocked at nearly right angles to the body.

Field Marks: The small sized bird has white horizontal stripes across the rump. The male has a longer tail than the female.