White-bellied hummingbird

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White-bellied hummingbird
White-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia chionogaster).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Apodiformes
Family: Trochilidae
Genus: Amazilia
Species: A. chionogaster
Binomial name
Amazilia chionogaster
Tschudi, 1845

Leucippus chionogaster

The white-bellied hummingbird (Amazilia chionogaster) is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found at forest edge, woodland, scrub and gardens in the Andes, ranging from northern Peru south through Bolivia to north-western Argentina. There are also lowland populations in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Mato Grosso, Brazil. It is generally fairly common.


Its upperparts are green and its underparts are white. Unlike other similar hummingbirds in its range (for example the green-and-white hummingbird), the basal half of the inner webs of the rectrices are white, but this is typically only visible from below.