Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) - HBW 5, p. 596
French: Ariane du Yucatan
Spanish: Amazilia Yucateca
Other common names: Fawn-breasted/Yucatan Hummingbird
Taxonomy: Trochilus yucatanensis Cabot, 1845, Yucatán, Mexico.
Forms a superspecies with A. rutila, but not, as sometimes suggested, with A. tzacatl and A. alticola. Race cerviniventris formerly treated as a distinct species, including race chalconota. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- chalconota Oberholser, 1898 - extreme S USA (Texas) to NE Mexico (S to San Luis Potosí).
- cerviniventris (Gould, 1856) - E Mexico (Veracruz, Puebla, Chiapas).
- yucatanensis (Cabot, 1845) - SE Mexico (Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatán), N Belize and NW Guatemala; erroneously reported from Honduras.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
PhotosSee all 11 photos
Buff-bellied Hummingbird perched on a branch.
Locality Estero Llano Grande State Park, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp chalconota)
kevinguse 23 April 2011 40 weeks ago 4
Feeding on a heliconia psittacorum
Locality Tabasco State, Mexico (Southern)
rchavezdm 1 January 2011 2 years ago 3.7
a bird in a nest
Locality Xalapa, Veracruz State, Mexico (Southern)
albert 12 March 2009 4 years ago 3.7
Bird on branch
Locality Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA (United States) (ssp chalconota)
Photo-ay 3 March 2011 2 years ago 3.6
Bird photographed at Casa Santa Ana Bed & Breakfast adjacent to Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge
Locality Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA (United States)
Tom Moxley 8 November 2012 14 weeks ago 3.5
Adult on nest
Locality San Antonio del Río, Campeche State, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico (Southern) (ssp yucatanensis)
Hector Ceballos-Lascurain 29 September 2008 1 year ago 3.5
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