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Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Thurber, Walter A., Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
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Male Wine-throated Hummingbirds have extravagant magenta gorgets but the throats of females are plain. These tiny hummers inhabit humid and semi-humid forests, pine-oak woodlands, and neighboring shrubby areas. Wine-throated Hummingbirds primarily feed on nectar and are able to easily steal nectar from the floral territories of other hummingbirds since they resemble a bee in size and flight pattern. During courtship displays. Males move back and forth in front of females as they call continuously.

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© Walter A Thurber

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-breeding

Recommended Citation

Thurber, Walter A., Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick.(2013).Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti), Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology; retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/withum1