Green-fronted Hummingbird Amazilia viridifrons

  • 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 Green-fronted Hummingbird
eBird range map for Green-fronted Hummingbird

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

Distribution in the Americas

Green-fronted Hummingbird is endemic to southern Mexico, where it occurs from Guerrero through Oaxaca to eastern Chiapas to western Guatemala (Howell and Webb 1995, Eisermann and Avendaño 2007). This species primarily is resident, but some individuals may disperse seasonally (e.g., from the interior to the Pacific slope in Guerrero; Howell and Webb 1995). A published sight record from Belize is not credible (see Jones 2002).

The elevational range of Green-fronted Hummingbird is 60-1400 m (Howell and Webb 1995).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


Green-fronted Hummingbird occurs in deciduous forest, thorn forest, arid to semiarid scrub, riparian woods, and generally in semiopen areas with hedges and scattered trees (Binford 1989, 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 (2013). Green-fronted Hummingbird (Amazilia viridifrons), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.