Violet-bellied Hummingbird Juliamyia julie

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg


Conservation Status

Violet-bellied Hummingbird has a very large geographic range, and its relative abundance is rated as fairly common (Parker et al. 1996); consequently its IUCN Red List conservation status is assessed as Least Concern (BirdLife International 2014). Nonetheless Violet-bellied Hummingbird is included on Appendix II of CITES, as is the case with all hummingbirds, regardless of rarity (except for Hook-billed Hermit Glaucis dohrnii, which is Endangered and is on Appendix I of CITES).

Effects of human activity on populations

No threats to Violet-bellied Hummingbird are identified. This species tolerates forest edge and second growth, and so presumably is buffered to some extent from habitat disturbance; but the limits of its habitat tolerances have not been documented.

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2014). Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Juliamyia julie), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA.