Violet-bellied Hummingbird Juliamyia julie

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

Priorities for Future Research

Violet-bellied Hummingbird is relativly widespread, but it is small, inconspicuous, and its natural history is poorly known. Very little is known about its foraging ecology, its breeding biology, and about demographic factors such as life span and survivorship, dispersal, or population regulation. Although Violet-bellied Hummingbird currently is not regarded as threatened, more attention should be paid to the levels of habitat loss or fragmentation within its range, and to its tolerance for habitat disturbance. As is the case with many other species of hummingbirds, it also is not known to what extent Violet-bellied Hummingbird is resident or has population movements, and whether any such movements represent regular seasonal movements or simply reflect individuals dispersing in search of food resources.

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.