HUMMINGBIRDS OF CENTRAL AMERICA

Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Abeillia Abeillei

Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

Males have green upperparts, with a prominent white postocular spot. They have glittering green chin and upper throat, blackish lower throat and dusky green underparts.

Females resemble males, except they are greyer below.

BILL: short and black.

SIZE: measures between 2.8 - 3 inches in length.

WEIGHT: have an average weight of 2.8 grams.

COLOR: bronze-green, emerald green, black, white and gray.

Subtropical or tropical moist montane forest and heavily degraded former forest.

NECTAR from plants of the families Rubiaceae, Verbenaceae, and Oenotheraceae.

INSECTS small insects and spiders.

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.

Southern Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua.

Hovering, sometimes hanging while feeding from flowers. Males aggressively chase away other males as well as large insects - such as bumblebees and hawk moths - that want to feed in their territory. They use aerial flights and intimidating displays to defend their territories.

Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Infographic

REFERENCES: https://www.beautyofbirds.com/

                         https://en.wikipedia.org/

                         https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/

 

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