Plain-bellied Emerald Amazilia leucogaster

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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This rather plain emerald might be confused with White-chested Emerald (Amazilia chionopectus), but it lacks rufous-copper on the rump. Plain-bellied Emeralds inhabit humid forest edges, mangroves, second growth, plantations, gardens, and somewhat cleared areas. Individuals are usually territorial and tend to feed alone close to the ground, collecting nectar from herbs, trees, and shrubs.

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Recommended Citation

Plain-bellied Emerald (Amazilia leucogaster), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: