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Buff-bellied Hummingbird Life History


Habitat Open WoodlandsOpen woodland, second growth, clearings, scrub, plantations and gardens.Back to top


Food NectarBack to top


Nest Placement

Nest Tree

Nesting Facts

Condition at Hatching:Helpless.
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Behavior HoveringBack to top


Conservation Low ConcernBuff-bellied Hummingbird populations appear stable. Partners in Flight estimates the global breeding population at 2 million with 31% spending some part of the year in the U.S., and 91% in Mexico. They rate an 11 out of 20 on the Continental Concern Score and are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List. Land development may reduce breeding habitat for the Buff-bellied Hummingbird in Texas and Mexico; but actual effects have not been documented.Back to top


Chavez-Ramirez, Felipe and Arnulfo Moreno-Valdez. (2015). Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. (2019). Longevity records of North American birds. Version 1019 Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bird Banding Laboratory 2019.

North American Bird Conservation Initiative. (2014). The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.

Partners in Flight (2017). Avian Conservation Assessment Database. 2017.

Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, USA.

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