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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

Diet and Foraging


Cinnamon Hummingbird is a diet generalist. This species has been recorded feeding on flowers of Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Cirsium jaliscoense, CombretumCroton suberosus, Crusea coccinea, Fuchsia encliandra, Fuschia fulgens, Genipa, TabebuiaVitex mollis, Combretum farinosum, Cordia seleriana, Hamelia versicolor, Ceiba aesculifolia, Helicteres, Ipomoea quamoclit, Justicia mexicana, Ipomoea bracteata, Lobelia laxiflora, Opuntia excelsa, Tillandsia paucifolia, Tillandsia dasyrifolia, Tillandsia bartramii, Psittacanthus calyculatus, Ipomoea wolcottiana, and Nopalea karwinskiana (Stiles and Skutch 1989, Arizmendi and Ornelas 1990, Arizmeni personal observations). Cinnamon Hummingbird also consumes insects (Remsen et al. 1986).

Foraging Behavior

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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.