I bet this bird doesn’t come to your feeder:
It’s called the Booted Racket-tail Hummingbird.
The male Booted Racket-tail is a spectacular hummingbird with metallic green plumage and an elaborate tail longer than the tiny bird itself! This streamer-like tail features two elongated feathers tipped with blunt blueish “rackets.” Females lack the long tail, but both sexes wear “boots” (puffy white leg feathers).
While reading about this bird, I happen to be outside on vacation in the Smoky Mountains waiting, actually, for the the...
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