Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Luther, David

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.

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

Recommended Citation

Luther, David. 2009. Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.