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Xantus Hummingbird [Basilinna xantusii] Facts

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Xantus Hummingbird [Basilinna xantusii] Facts

Xantus Hummingbird facts pictures
Xantus’s Hummingbirds are found on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico and are very common.  They also sometimes fly further north to California.

Xantus hummingbird are small hummingbird with glittering green upperparts, head, throat, and breast.

Xantus hummingbird have black face with distinct white stripe behind eye, and cinnamon-brown belly, they squared tail is rufous.

Xantus's hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird witth 8–9 cm long, and weighs approximately 3-4 grams. 


Xantus Hummingbird Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Apodiformes
Family Trochilidae
Genus Basilinna
Species B. xantusii
Scientific Name Basilinna xantusii

Xantus's Hummingbird Fun Facts

⧪ The Xantus's Hummingbird was first collected by Hungarian naturalist John X├íntus de Vesey in 1859 and described by George Lawrence on 1860.

⧪ The Xantus Hummingbird use their curved beaks and long tongues to feed on nectar from flowers.

⧪ Males Xantus Hummingbird are very territorial around the flowering trees and will chase other birds and even bees and moths away from their area.

⧪ At breeding time, females Xantus Hummingbird make small cup-shaped nests with moss on the outside for camouflage.