Green-bellied hummingbird

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

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 Trochilidae family. 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[edit]

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


Further reading[edit]

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