Sunday, March 11, 2012

Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis)

Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis),amazilia yucatanensis,kolibriKicau Nusantara Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis)
Although still a minor U.S. breeding species, the Buff-bellied appears to be expanding into the coastal states as Mexican habitat is lost to agriculture. Buff-bellied nests are built in low bushes, usually less than five feet off the ground.

Physical Description
Average weight: male 4.05 g, female 3.67 g.

Adult male: Metallic green back, crown, and throat; rusty sides, belly, and tail feathers; white eye ring.
Adult female: Almost identical to male.

Distribution Amazilia Yucatanensis
Observed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Winters in eastern coastal Mexico.
For more information, see the USGS species account.
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