Living Bird Magazine
Buff-bellied HummingbirdAmazilia yucatanensis
- ORDER: Caprimulgiformes
- FAMILY: Trochilidae
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.More ID Info
- Amazilia Yucateca (Spanish)
- Ariane du Yucatan (French)
- Cool Facts
- The Buff-bellied Hummingbird evidently regularly disperses to the northeast from its breeding areas in south Texas. This northerly movement is unique among North American hummingbirds.
- The oldest recorded Buff-bellied Hummingbird was a male, and at least 11 years, 2 months old when he was recaptured and rereleased during banding operations in Texas.