Cinnamon Hummingbird Amazilia rutila

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 4 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Cinnamon Hummingbird
eBird range map for Cinnamon Hummingbird

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in 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).

Distribution 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. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2012). Cinnamon Hummingbird (Amazilia rutila), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.