Blue-Chested Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia amabilis

Blue-Chested Hummingbird

The Blue-Chested Hummingbird is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae.

It is a small hummingbird, measuring 3.35 – 3.50 inches in length and has an average weight of 4.2 grams.

Bill is 18mm long and black, with a pink base of the jaw.

Males have a glittering purple-blue throat, green back and crown, paler grayish belly and dark tail.

Females are less obvious, with spotted chest, a pale pink base to the lower mandible of the bill. They are smaller than most of other female hummingbirds that have spotted chests.

Feeds mainly on nectar from the flowers of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. It also consumes ants.

Relatively common on the edges of humid and very humid forest, secondary forest, and scrub areas.

Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama.

Nest is cup-shaped made with plant fibers and lichens. It is built approximately 2m high on the horizontal branch of a tree.


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