Buff-Bellied  Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Amazilia Yucatanensis

Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

Adults have a metallic olive green upper plumage, the lower chest ranges in color to whitish with various shades of grey, green or buffy.

Their slightly forked tail and primary wing feathers are rufous, with white underwing.

Males have a metallic golden green throat.

Females are generally less colorful than males.

BILL: males - red, straight and very slender with a darker tip, females - dark upper bill.

SIZE: medium-sized, measuring about 3.9 – 4.3 inches in length.

WEIGHT:  weighs about 4 – 5 grams.

COLOR: metallic olive green, metallic golden green, rufous, red, white and black.

Semi-open habitats, including shrublands and thickets with scattered trees, forest edges and clearings, and suburban neighborhoods.

NECTAR from a variety of brightly colored, scented small flowers of trees, herbs, shrubs, and epiphytes.

INSECTS small spiders and insects.

Hovering, sometimes hanging while feeding.

NEST: cup-shaped nest out of plant fibers woven together and green moss on the outside for camouflage in a protected location in a shrub, bush or tree.

EGGS: 2 white eggs.

Lower Rio Grande Valley of Southernmost Texas through the Yucatán Peninsula of Eastern Mexico, Northern Belize and Northwestern Guatemala.

Winters along the Gulf Coast of the United States from Texas, through to Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Florida panhandle.

The Buff-Bellied Hummingbird is also known as the Fawn-Breasted Hummingbird, Yucatan Hummingbird or Yucatán Hummingbird.

Buff-bellied Hummingbird Infographic




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