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Amazilia rutila

Cinnamon Hummingbird

  • Order: Apodiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic 4 Subspecies

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


The Americas

Cinnamon Hummingbird is resident from northwestern Mexico south, along the Pacific slope, to northwestern Costa Rica; and, along the Atlantic slope, along the coastal plain from Yucatan south to Belize, and in northeastern Nicaragua (Howell and Webb 1995, Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010). Cinnamon Hummingbird also has occurred as a vagrant to northeastern Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Cinnamon Hummingbird occurs in the lowlands, up to 1600 m in Mexico (Howell and Webb 1995) and to 1650 m in Costa Rica (Stiles and Skutch 1989).

Outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Cinnamon Hummingbird occurs in deciduous and semideciduous forests, thorn forests, and second growth.

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. C., C. Rodríguez-Flores, C. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg. 2012. Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila), 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.