Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Juliamyia
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 - Violet-bellied Hummingbird
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Violet-bellied Hummingbird Juliamyia julie

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (10)
Thomas S. Schulenberg
Version: 1.0 — Published March 28, 2014

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Violet-bellied Hummingbird is a tiny, brilliant hummingbird of eastern Panama and northwestern South America. This hummingbird resembles a small woodnymph (Thalurania). The male is largely iridescent green, with a contrasting bright violet breast and belly, while the female has pale gray underparts. It occurs in forest and forest edge in both humid and semi-dry regions. It feeds on the nectar of various flowering shrubs and trees as well as on aerial insects. The nest of Violet-bellied Hummingbird is made of plant down, placed on a branch.

Distribution of the Violet-bellied Hummingbird
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  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Violet-bellied Hummingbird

Recommended Citation

Schulenberg, T. S. (2014). Violet-bellied Hummingbird (Juliamyia julie), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.vibhum1.01