Purple-chested Hummingbird Amazilia rosenbergi

  • © Roger Ahlman

This hummingbird is fairly common within its restricted range. It forages at low flowers or gleans insects around wet forest edges, second growth woodlands, or clearings. The male has a sparkling violet-blue chest patch and the female displays large green spots from her throat to upper belly. Both genders could be mistaken for Blue-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia amabilis) or Blue-headed Sapphire (Hylocharis grayi).

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© Scott Olmstead

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

Recommended Citation

Purple-chested Hummingbird (Amazilia rosenbergi), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/puchum1