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Black-bellied Hummingbird Eupherusa nigriventris

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg and Carolyn W. Sedgwick

Diet and Foraging


Black-bellied Hummingbird forages for nectar; flowering plants that are visited by this hummingbird include the trees Inga and Pithecellobium, epiphytes (Ericaceae, Columnea, Eleanthus, Norantea), and flowers of Cephaelis, Witheringia, and Besleria (Stiles and Skutch 1989). Black-bellied Hummingbird also feeds on small arthropods (Remsen et al. 1983), as do most if not all species of hummingbirds.

Foraging Behavior

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Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. and C. W. Sedgwick (2014). Black-bellied Hummingbird (Eupherusa nigriventris), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.