- Amazilia yucatanensis
10-11 cm (4-4¼ in)
- Metallic green head and breast
- Gold-green throat
- Green back
- Buff underparts
- Rufous wings and tail
- White underwing
- Long thin bill
North and Central America
USA: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana and Texas: outside of Texas, it is rare away from the Gulf Coast
Mexico along the Gulf Coast from Texas to the east end, including entire Yucatan
Central America: Guatemala, Belize and Honduras, all in the areas of Yucatan closest to Mexico.
There are 3 subspecies:
- A. y. yucatanensis:
- A. y. chalconota:
- A. y. cerviniventris:
- Southern Mexico (Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca and Chiapas)
Mixed forests, brush, riparian woodland and savanna. Subspecies chalconota seems to prefer more open pine/oak forests.
The diet includes nectar and insects. Visits garden feeders.
The female builds the nest in a tree or shrub. The clutch consists of 2 white eggs.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2023) Buff-bellied Hummingbird. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 30 November 2023 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/Buff-bellied_Hummingbird
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