Buff-Bellied Hummingbirds is one of the largest hummingbirds present in the United States.
BILL: males have straight and very slender, red with a darker tip bill. Females have a dark upper bill, less colorful than males.
SIZE: medium-sized hummingbird, measuring 3.9–4.3 inches in length, with 5.5 inches wingspan range. They have pointed wings and rounded tails.
WEIGHT: 4-5 grams.
COLOR: green, black, white, buff, cinnamon-brown, red-brown iridescent.
OPEN WOODLANDS: second growth, scrub, plantations, woodland edges or clearings, areas of brush and scattered trees and extensive gardens.
NECTAR from red tubular flowers like turk's-cap and red salvia. and sugar-water mixtures in hummingbird feeders.
INSECTS small insects and spiders.
HOVERING while feeding from flowers. Both males and females fiercely defend their feeding locations within their territory.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. Spend the winter in Eastern Coastal Mexico.