Sapphire-throated Hummingbird Lepidopyga coeruleogularis

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
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  • © Brad Weinert

Males of this species have a glowing violet-blue gorget and can be distinguished from Sapphire-bellied Hummingbirds (Lepidopyga lilliae) by their green bellies. Both sexes have a forked tail and females are whitish below. Sapphire-throated Hummingbirds inhabit mangrove edges, dry scrub, lighter woodlands, and coastal lowlands. Although individuals often feed at low flowers in semi-open areas, multiple individuals may gather in flowering trees during the height of blooming.

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© Paul Coopmans

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

Recommended Citation

Sapphire-throated Hummingbird (Lepidopyga coeruleogularis), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: