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Mangrove Hummingbird Amazilia boucardi

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


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

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

Distribution in the Americas

The Mangrove Hummingbird is found on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica from the outer Nicoya Peninsular south to the Golfo Dulce. It is possible that this species will be found in the Chiriquí region of north-west Panama but searches in the 1980s failed to find the species (Capper et el. 1998, Garrigues and Dean 2007, Ridgley and Gwynne 1989).

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


This species is found primarily in mangrove forests with extensive stands of Tea Mangrove Pelliciera rhizophorae, and sometimes in neighboring second growth habitat.

Historical changes

No information.

Fossil history

No information.

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.