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Mangrove Hummingbird

Amazilia boucardi

Mangrove Hummingbird

  • Order: Apodiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic

Authors: Luther, David

Mangrove Hummingbird

© Dan Lebbin

A medium sized bronze and green hummingbird. The male has a bluish-green throat and chest, a white belly, and a forked tail. The crown and upper parts are green, with a bronze tinge to the rump and tail. The bill is dark with a reddish lower mandible. The female is similar with mainly white underparts and small green spots on the throat and sides. This species is endemic to Costa Rica, and is only found in mangroves and adjacent habitat on the Pacific coast.

 The Mangrove Hummingbird is a threatened, range-restricted species. It is entirely endemic to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, where it is found only in mangroves and occassionally in adjacent habitats. This is a medium sized, bronze and green hummingbird of the widespread, speciose genus Amazilia. The male has a bluish-green throat and chest, a white belly, and a forked tail. The crown and upper parts are green, with a bronze tinge to the rump and tail. The bill is dark with a reddish lower mandible. The female is similar with mainly white underparts and small green spots on the throat and sides.

Recommended Citation

Luther, David. 2009. Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=25358

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.

  • Migration/Movement:Resident (nonmigratory)
  • Primary Habitat:Mangrove forest
  • Foraging Strata:Understory
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  • Nest Form:Cup
  • Clutch: 2 - 2
  • IUCN Status:Endangered