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

Diet and Foraging


Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is primarily nectarivorous, visiting flowers of plants from the families Rubiaceae, Verbenaceae, and Oenotheraceae (Schuchmann 1999), but its diet is not known in much detail. Emerald-chinned Hummingbird also consumes small arthropods (Wagner 1946), as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (Remsen et al. 1986), which it gleans from flowers (arum, Araceae) and gleaning in hovering flight from leaves and shoots, and along the trunks of trees.

Foraging Behavior

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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