Violet-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Violet-crowned Hummingbird
eBird range map for Violet-crowned Hummingbird

Generated from eBird observations (Year-Round, 1900-present)

Distribution in the Americas

Distributed from the southwestern United States and from the northwestern Mexico, until Balsas slope.

It is a species with resident populations in central Mexico, and migratory in the northern of its range. Performs altitudinal migrations in search of food. Its range is estimated at 560,000 km2 and its global population has not been estimated.

Distribution outside the Americas

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Inhabits arid and semi-arid scrub, thorn, the inside and edges of pine and pine-oak forests, riparian vegetation, agricultural fields and gardens. Is between 0 - 2500 m, although more typically between 1000 - 1500 m asl.

Historical changes

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Recommended Citation

Violet-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia violiceps), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: