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Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird

Lepidopyga lilliae

Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird

  • Order: Apodiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Luther, David

Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird

© Fredy Gómez (courtesy of the Corporación Sentido Natural)

The Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae is a little known hummingbird found in coastal mangrove forests and occasionally in adjacent dry shrub vegetation in northern Colombia. The Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird is a restricted-range species that is endemic to the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The male is shining green above with underparts that are glittering blue. The tale is blue-black and forked. The bill is nearly straight, with black above, red below, and a black tip.

Recommended Citation

Luther, David. 2011. Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online:

This map provided by Robert S. Ridgely.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Mangrove forest
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  • Diet:Nectar
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  • IUCN Status:Critically Endangered