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Olive-spotted Hummingbird Leucippus chlorocercus

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The Olive-spotted Hummingbird is the only hummingbird that specializes in the early successional habitats produced by the shifting courses of large Amazonian rivers. While typically observed on river islands, they can sometimes be found in similar habitats on the banks of these rivers as well. They feed on nectar and aerial arthropods and build-their cup-shaped nests on a branch or Gynerium cane stem. They are less remarkable in appearance than habits, with dull greenish-olive upperparts and white underparts containing scattered greenish flecks on the throat and sides of the breast.

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© Curtis Marantz

  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Olive-spotted Hummingbird (Leucippus chlorocercus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: