Green-bellied hummingbird

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Green-bellied hummingbird
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Amazilia
Species:
A. viridigaster
Binomial name
Amazilia viridigaster
Bourcier, 1843
Synonyms

Saucerottia viridigaster
Saucerottia cupreicauda
Amazilia cupreicauda

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.

Taxonomy[edit]

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[edit]

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forest, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest, subtropical or tropical moist montane forest, and heavily degraded former forest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Amazilia viridigaster". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T61201742A95166485. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T61201742A95166485.en. Retrieved 14 January 2018.

Further reading[edit]

  • Snow, B.K. & Snow, D.W. (1974). "Breeding of the Green-bellied Hummingbird." The Auk 91(3)