White-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia chionogaster

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
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These fairly plain hummingbirds are golden-green above, white below, and have green spots on the side of the chest. They frequent forest edges, gardens, shrubby areas bordering forests, second growth, wooded ravines, plantations, and cerrado. White-bellied Hummingbirds especially like areas dominated by cacti, Agave, Alnus, or Eucalyptus, where they forage for nectar from a large variety of plants. Their songs vary considerably geographically.

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

Recommended Citation

White-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia chionogaster), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: https://neotropical.birds.cornell.edu/Species-Account/nb/species/whbhum1