The genus Doricha has only two species, Mexican Sheartail (D. eliza), endemic to lowlands of southern Mexico, and Slender Sheartail (D. enicura), restricted to highlands of southern Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador).
In Guatemala, Slender Sheartail occurs locally in humid and semihumid scrub and forest edges above 1000 m (3300 ft). During the breeding season, males gather on leks.
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Photographs of Slender Sheartail seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
Videos of Slender Sheartail seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala
Interaction of a bee with a Slender Sheartail Doricha enicura in the highlands of Guatemala.
A Slender Sheartail "doing the scissor" ... seen during a CAYAYA BIRDING tour in the highlands of Guatemala.