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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



Cinnamon Hummingbirds primarily forage in the understory and midstory, but also visit flowering trees.

Males sing solitarily, or in small loose groups in dense undergrowth along streams and at forest edge (Stiles and Skutch 1989).


Little information. Individuals are territorial and defend food resources against larger hummingbirds, bees, bumblebees and butterflies; intruders are attacked in a rapid flight.

Social and interspecific behavior

Like most species of hummingbird, Cinnamon Hummingbirds typically are solitary.

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.