Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae

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

Diet and Foraging


The Saphire-bellied Hummingbird feeds on nectar and insects. It prefers nectar of flowers from the buttressed Tea Mangrove Pelliciera rhizophorae, but can also be found feeding in adjacent non mangrove habitat. When not in the mangroves the species can be found at flowers of Erythrina fusca, which is in the arid scrub habitat adjacent to the mangrove forests (Birdlife 2008).

Foraging Behavior

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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.