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Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti

  • Order: Caprimulgiformes
  • Family: Trochilidae
  • Polytypic: 2 subspecies
  • Authors: Walter A. Thurber, Thomas S. Schulenberg, and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
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Male Wine-throated Hummingbirds have extravagant magenta gorgets but the throats of females are plain. These tiny hummers inhabit humid and semi-humid forests, pine-oak woodlands, and neighboring shrubby areas. Wine-throated Hummingbirds primarily feed on nectar and are able to easily steal nectar from the floral territories of other hummingbirds since they resemble a bee in size and flight pattern. During courtship displays. Males move back and forth in front of females as they call continuously.

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© Walter A. Thurber

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

Recommended Citation

Thurber, W. A., T. S. Schulenberg, and C. W. Sedgwick (2013). Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.withum1.01