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Violet-bellied Hummingbird Juliamyia julie

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 3 subspecies
  • Authors: Thomas S. Schulenberg
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Violet-bellied Hummingbird is a tiny, brilliant hummingbird of eastern Panama and northwestern South America. This hummingbird resembles a small woodnymph (Thalurania). The male is largely iridescent green, with a contrasting bright violet breast and belly, while the female has pale gray underparts. It occurs in forest and forest edge in both humid and semi-dry regions. It feeds on the nectar of various flowering shrubs and trees as well as on aerial insects. The nest of Violet-bellied Hummingbird is made of plant down, placed on a branch.

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

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. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.vibhum1.01