Xantus's Hummingbird: Small hummingbird with glittering green upperparts, head, throat, and breast, black face with distinct white stripe behind eye, and cinnamon-brown belly. Squared tail is rufous. Feeds on nectar and insects. Direct and hovering flight with very rapid wing beats.
Range and Habitat
Xantus's Hummingbird: Rare to accidental in southern half of the peninsula of Baja California. Normally found in Mexico (Purissima south to San Jose del Cabo). Preferred habitats include arid to semiarid scrub, open brushy forests, and gardens.
The Xantus's Hummingbird has a limited range reaching up to generally 42,000 square kilometers. This bird can be found in Mexico and the United States, and with a vagrant population in Canada. This species appears in forests and shrublands as well as arable regions, and can be found in both tropicl and subtropical environments.The global population of this species has not been quantified, but it is referred to as “frequent” in portions of its range. Due to this, population trends for the Xantus's Hummingbird have a present evaluation level of Least Concern.
The Xantus's Hummingbird was named after John Xantus de Vesey, a Hungarian zoologist.
It has been recorded as a vagrant up the Pacific coast of North America to British Columbia in Canada.
A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", "glittering", "hover", "shimmer", and "tune” of hummingbirds.