Black-Bellied Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Eupherusa nigriventris

Black-Bellied Hummingbird

The Black-Bellied Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a small hummingbird, measuring about 2.95 – 3.35 inches in length.

Both males and females have green back and central tail feathers, three white outer tail feather, and show rufous on the shoulder of the folded wing.

Males are dark in most of their heads and undersides.

Females have small white spots behind their eyes and mostly white undersides.

CALL: A sharp tseep or peet', with sharp tsit sounds during chases.

SONG: A 'high thin sputtering warble'.

Prefers flowers with relatively short tube-shaped flowers, but it willingly visits feeders.

Mid to high elevation with wet forest, edges and clearings.

Caribbean slope of Costa Rica and Panama.

The nest is only 2 - 4m off the ground, the clutch normally has 2 plain white eggs.



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