The green-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia viridigaster), also known as the Tepui hummingbird and sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the family Trochilidae. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela.
The western taxa of the Andean slopes and the eastern taxa of the Tepui region are sometimes considered separate species, with the former retaining the scientific and common name, while the latter is named the copper-tailed hummingbird (Amazilia cupreicauda, with races duidae and laireti), also sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia. As the variation largely is clinal, most authorities, notably SACC, consider it a single species.
Distribution and habitat
- South American Classification Committee: Lump Amazilia cupreicauda with A. viridigaster. Downloaded on 9 Sept. 2007.
- Snow, B.K. & Snow, D.W. (1974). "Breeding of the Green-bellied Hummingbird." The Auk 91(3)
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