Species names in all available languages
|English (United States)||Violet-bellied Hummingbird|
|French||Colibri de Julie|
|Spanish||Colibrí de Julia|
|Spanish (Ecuador)||Colibrí Ventrivioleta|
|Spanish (Panama)||Colibrí Ventrivioleta|
|Spanish (Peru)||Colibrí de Vientre Violeta|
|Spanish (Spain)||Colibrí de Julia|
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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.