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 - Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem
 - Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem (Amethyst-throated)

Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (14)
Rachel Edmunds, Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, and Carlos A. Soberanes-González
Version: 1.0 — Published July 8, 2011

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The Amethyst-throated Hummingbird is native to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. This hummingbird is easily recognized by its bright pink throat. It is a characteristic species of the interior of humid montane evergreen and pine-oak forests. Although the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird is widespread and is fairly common, it potentially is vulnerable to deforestation.

Distribution of the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird
  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird

Recommended Citation

Edmunds, R., M. d. C. Arizmendi, C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, and C. A. Soberanes-González (2011). Amethyst-throated Hummingbird (Lampornis amethystinus), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.amthum1.01