Order
Caprimulgiformes
Family
Trochilidae
Genus
Atthis
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 - Wine-throated Hummingbird
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Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti

  • LC Least Concern
  • Names (15)
Walter A. Thurber, Thomas S. Schulenberg, and Carolyn W. Sedgwick
Version: 1.0 — Published March 29, 2013

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Male Wine-throated Hummingbirds have extravagant magenta gorgets but the throats of females are plain. These tiny hummers inhabit humid and semi-humid forests, pine-oak woodlands, and neighboring shrubby areas. Wine-throated Hummingbirds primarily feed on nectar and are able to easily steal nectar from the floral territories of other hummingbirds since they resemble a bee in size and flight pattern. During courtship displays. Males move back and forth in front of females as they call continuously.

Distribution of the Wine-throated Hummingbird
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  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding
Distribution of the Wine-throated Hummingbird

Recommended Citation

Thurber, W. A., T. S. Schulenberg, and C. W. Sedgwick (2013). Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti), version 1.0. In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/nb.withum1.01