Emerald-chinned Hummingbird Abeillia abeillei

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, and Thomas S. Schulenberg


  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Emerald-chinned Hummingbird
eBird range map for Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is resident in the highlands of Central America, from southeastern Mexico south to northern Nicaragua (Dickey and van Rossem 1938, Friedmann et al. 1950, Monroe 1968, Land 1970, Binford 1989, Howell and Webb 1995, Martínez-Sánchez and Will 2010). In Mexico its distribution extends north to central Veracruz.

The elevational range of Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is 1000-2200 m (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Emerald-chinned Hummingbird occupies humid montane evergreen forest, pine-evergreen forest, and forest edge (Howell and Webb 1995, Parker et al. 1996).

Historical changes

None reported.

Fossil history

None reported.

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, and T. S. Schulenberg (2014). Emerald-chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.emchum1.01