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Amazilia beryllina

Berylline Hummingbird

  • Order: Apodiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae

Authors: Arizmendi, M. C., C. Rodríguez-Flores, and C. Soberanes-González


The Americas

Distributed in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. In Mexico is in the mountains of western Mexico in the Sierra Madre Occidental, in the Neovolcanic Axis, in the Sierra Madre del Sur and in the mountains of Chiapas.

It is a sedentary species in most of its range, although in the north has been reported that some populations disappear in the winter. Its range is estimated at 610,000 km2 and its population has been estimated global.

Outside the Americas

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Inhabits pine-oak pine, forests, scrub and its edges, also in dry forests. It found between 500 - 1500 m asl.

Historical changes

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Fossil history

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Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. C., C. Rodríguez-Flores, and C. Soberanes-González. 2010. Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map is based on the maps available from the NatureServe InfoNatura website. The data for these maps are provided by NatureServe in collaboration with Robert Ridgely, James Zook, The Nature Conservancy - Migratory Bird Program, Conservation International - CABS, World Wildlife Fund - US, and Environment Canada - WILDSPACE.