Mangrove Hummingbird Amazilia boucardi

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Monotypic
  • Authors: David Luther


Breeding season is between October and February. The nest has the form of a small cup and consists of balso floss, plant down, cobwebs and lichens on the outside wall. The nest is usually placed on mangrove twigs one to four meters above water. The clutch size is two eggs. The female incubates the eggs.

Photo © Liz Jones

Photo by Liz Jones

Recommended Citation

Luther, D. (2009). Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.