Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Amazilia
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SPECIES

Azure-crowned Hummingbird Amazilia cyanocephala

Marîa del Coro Arizmendi, Claudia I. Rodríguez-Flores, Carlos A. Soberanes-González, Tom Johnson, and Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published October 4, 2013

Diet and Foraging

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Diet

There is little information on the diet of Azure-crowned Hummingbird. As is the case with other species of Amazilia, it forages for nectar, including at flowering Inga sp. (Howell and Webb 1995), and "at the red flowers of Psittacanthus mayanus and the bromeliad Aechmea bracteata" (Howell 1972). Presumably also feeds on small arthropods, as do most if not all species of hummingbirds (see Remsen et al. 1983).

Foraging Behavior

Recommended Citation

Arizmendi, M. d. C., C. I. Rodríguez-Flores, C. A. Soberanes-González, T. Johnson, and T. S. Schulenberg (2013). Azure-crowned Hummingbird (Amazilia cyanocephala), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.azchum1.01