Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 5 subspecies
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  • © Erika Velazquez

This medium-sized hummingbird is found in the foothills and highlands in habitats including oak and pine-oak forests, forest edges, scrub, clearings with trees, thorn forests, and suburban gardens. During the breeding season, there is extensive variation in the height placement of nests by different pairs. Berylline Hummingbirds frequently gather in the tops of flowering trees with other hummingbirds where they demonstrate their dominance. Their rufous wing patches help distinguish them from Buff-bellied Hummingbirds (Amazilia yucatanensis) and Rufous-tailed Hummingbirds (Amazilia tzacatl).

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© Manuel Grosselet

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

Recommended Citation

Berylline Hummingbird (Amazilia beryllina), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: