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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

Amazilia rutila

Sierra El Tuito, Jalisco, Mexico; 21 January 2008 © Glen Tepke

Cinnamon Hummingbird is completely cinnamon below, with bronze-green upperparts. It is common in dry forests, where it is present year round; but in seasons when resources are less available, some individuals may move to higher elevations, some even reaching pine and pine-oak forests. Cinnamon Hummingbird occurs along the Pacific slope from western Mexico south to northwestern Costa Rica, and also on the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico and in Belize.

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: http://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/portal/species/overview?p_p_spp=255736

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:Tropical deciduous forest
  • Foraging Strata:Understory/Midstory
  • Foraging Behavior:---
  • Diet:Nectar
  • Sociality:Solitary
  • Mating System:
  • Nest Form:Cup
  • Clutch: 2 - 2
  • IUCN Status:Least Concern