Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae

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


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

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

Distribution in the Americas

Restricted to mangroves, and ocassionally adjacent habitat, near Cienaga Grande in northern Colombia.

Distribution outside the Americas

Endemic to the Americas.


The Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird occupies coastal mangroves, though it is also seen in adjacent arid shrub vegetation. It is mainly seen alone at various heights within mangrove forests (Hilty and Brown 1986).

Historical changes

No information.

Fossil history

No information.

Recommended Citation

Luther, D. (2009). Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.