Green-Bellied Hummingbird 

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Saucerottia viridigaster

The Green-Bellied Hummingbird also known as the Tepui Hummingbird and sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family.

It is a medium-sized hummingbird, 3.15 – 3.54 inches long with a wingspan of 4.33 – 4.72 inches.

Both sexes are similar, mostly greenish with obvious bronzy rump, white leg puffs, and dark tail (maroon in good light).

Forehead, sides of head, throat and breast emerald green. Crown, nape and wing coverts bronze green changing to rufous brown on rump and uppertails.

Wings dull black, slightly forked small tail, lower belly grayish brown. Bill moderately long and black, basal half of lower mandible pink. Legs black.

Nectar, taken from a variety of shrub and low tree flowers, and some small invertebrates which are caught by hawking.

Edges of lowland and sub-montane evergreen forest, second growth and also plantations.

Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela.

Hardly any data available. Clutch size is 2 eggs incubated by female. Probably breeds in October to January.




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