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Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Amazilia yucatanensis ORDER: APODIFORMES FAMILY: TROCHILIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

The Buff-bellied Hummingbird breeds near the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, from south Texas to Mexico. It is probably the least-studied hummingbird that regularly occurs in the United States.

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Appearance

Hummingbirds
Hummingbirds
Typical Voice

Adult Description

Small hummingbird. Green upperparts. Red bill with dark tip. Rufous tail. Cinnamon-buff belly.

Immature Description

Immature duller than adults, with grayish or buffy throat and chest. Feathers throughout are edged with buff or tawny.

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  • Adult

    Buff-bellied Hummingbird

    Adult
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Sabal Palm Sanctuary, Texas, June 2000
  • Adult female

    Buff-bellied Hummingbird

    Adult female
    • © 2004 Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Texas, February 2000

Similar Species

  • Very rare Berylline Hummingbird similar, but has rufous wings and dark purple-bronze uppertail coverts; Buff-bellied has dark wings and green uppertail coverts.