Snowy-bellied hummingbird

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Snowy-bellied hummingbird
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Amazilia
Species: A. edward
Binomial name
Amazilia edward
(Delattre & Bourcier, 1846)
Amazilia edward map.svg
Range of A. edward

Saucerottia edward

The snowy-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia edward), sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is sometimes known by the name snowy-breasted hummingbird.

It is found in Costa Rica, Panama and far north-western Colombia.


A small hummingbird, the snowy-bellied measures just 10 cm (3.9 in). Head and upper chest are metallic green. Lower chest and belly are pure white. Back and rump are metallic copper. The tail is generally coppery in the eastern population and blue-black in the western population.[2]


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


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Amazilia edward". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Angehr, George R.; Dean, Robert (2010). The Birds of Panama. Ithaca: Zona Tropical/Comstock/Cornell University Press. p. 150. ISBN 978-0-8014-7674-7. 

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