Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus

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

The Amethyst-throated Hummingbird is native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. This hummingbird is easily recognized by its bright pink throat. It is a characteristic species of the interior of humid montane evergreen and pine-oak forests. Although the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird is widespread and is fairly common, it potentially is vulnerable to deforestation.

Song (Amethyst-throated)

© Andrew Spencer

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

Recommended Citation

Edmunds, R., M. d. C. Arizmendi, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, and C. A. Soberanes-González (2011). Amethyst-throated Hummingbird (Lampornis amethystinus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.