A little jewel joins Birdorable today! Today's Bonanza bird is the Buff-bellied Hummingbird, bringing our total number of hummers to five. Buff-bellied Hummingbirds breed in eastern parts of Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula. Their northernmost breeding range extends into the... Read more »
The Buff-bellied Hummingbird is a medium-sized species of hummingbird that lives in parts of Central America. Its northernmost breeding range extends into the Rio Grande Valley in Texas; in winter it may also be found along the Gulf Coast of the U.S.
Buff-bellied Hummingbirds have metallic green upperparts and buffy colored lower breasts. Males and females are similar, though females are a bit duller. The bill of the male is bright red while the upper part of the female bill is dark.
The population trend for the Buff-bellied Hummingbird is increasing and it has a conservation status of Least Concern as of July 2013.