Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Lepidopyga
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 - Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird
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Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae

  • CR Critically Endangered
  • Names (8)
David Luther
Version: 1.0 — Published April 7, 2009

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The Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird Lepidopyga lilliae is a little known hummingbird found in coastal mangrove forests and occasionally in adjacent dry shrub vegetation in northern Colombia. The Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird is a restricted-range species that is endemic to the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The male is shining green above with underparts that are glittering blue. The tale is blue-black and forked. The bill is nearly straight, with black above, red below, and a black tip.

Distribution of the Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird
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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird

Recommended Citation

Luther, D. (2009). Sapphire-bellied Hummingbird (Lepidopyga lilliae), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.sabhum1.01