Birdorable Buff-bellied Hummingbird

2013 Bonanza Bird #15: Buff-bellied Hummingbird

A little jewel joins Birdorable today! Today's Bonanza bird is the Buff-bellied Hummingbird, bringing our total number of hummers to five.

Birdorable Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbirds breed in eastern parts of Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula. Their northernmost breeding range extends into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. While some birds are resident, there are also seasonal movements (dispersal) in parts of the population. Some birds fly NORTH for the winter! Their wintering range includes much of the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Buff-bellied Hummingbird
Buff-bellied Hummingbird by k. draper (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Like other hummingbirds, Buff-bellied Hummers feed on flower nectar. They will readily feed from hummingbird feeders filled with sugar water. Buff-bellieds also feed on very small insects caught on the wing.

buff-bellied hummingbird

Tomorrow's new bird has the longest wingspan of any living species!

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