Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Buff-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia yucatanensis) - HBW 5, p. 596

French: Ariane du Yucatan German: Fahlbauchamazilie 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.

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