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Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird - BirdForum Opus

Photo by COLOMBIA Birding
Soata, East Andes, Colombia, May 2010
Saucerottia castaneiventris

Amazilia castaneiventris


Photo © by Rob D
Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia, 23 October 2013

8.4 cm

  • Shiny reddish-bronze upperparts
  • Rufous underparts and tail
  • Greyish-buff rump
  • Glittering green throat and chest
  • Straight black bill
  • Pink lower mandible


South America: found on the western slope of Eastern Andes of north-central Colombia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


High-altitude shrubland, moist montane forests, semi-arid ravines vegetated with shrubs and low trees, 850-2,200 m.



The diet includes nectar.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. BirdLife International

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