Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Amazilia
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Mangrove Hummingbird Amazilia boucardi

David Luther
Version: 1.0 — Published April 1, 2009

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A medium sized bronze and green hummingbird. The male has a bluish-green throat and chest, a white belly, and a forked tail. The crown and upper parts are green, with a bronze tinge to the rump and tail. The bill is dark with a reddish lower mandible. The female is similar with mainly white underparts and small green spots on the throat and sides. This species is endemic to Costa Rica, and is only found in mangroves and adjacent habitat on the Pacific coast.

The Mangrove Hummingbird is a threatened, range-restricted species. It is entirely endemic to the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, where it is found only in mangroves and occassionally in adjacent habitats. This is a medium sized, bronze and green hummingbird of the widespread, speciose genus Amazilia. The male has a bluish-green throat and chest, a white belly, and a forked tail. The crown and upper parts are green, with a bronze tinge to the rump and tail. The bill is dark with a reddish lower mandible. The female is similar with mainly white underparts and small green spots on the throat and sides.

Distribution of the Mangrove Hummingbird
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Mangrove Hummingbird

Recommended Citation

Luther, D. (2009). Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.manhum1.01