Scissor-tailed Hummingbird

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Scissor-tailed Hummingbird
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Trochiliformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Hylonympha
Gould, 1873
Species: H. macrocerca
Binomial name
Hylonympha macrocerca
Gould, 1873

The Scissor-tailed Hummingbird (Hylonympha macrocerca) is a species of hummingbird. It is found only in Venezuela. Its habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. It is threatened by habitat loss. It was first listed as a Vulnerable species by the IUCN. But new research has shown it to be rarer than it was thought. Because of this, it was uplisted to "Endangered status" in 2008.