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Green-bellied Hummingbird - BirdForum Opus

Saucerottia viridigaster

Amazilia viridigaster


8–9 cm

  • Golden-green head and back
  • Bill
  • Black upper mandible
  • Black tipped pinkish lower mandible


South America: found in Colombia and Venezuela.


Formerly included Copper-tailed Hummingbird.


Two subspecies are recognized[1].

  • S. v. viridigaster:
  • Eastern slope of Eastern Andes of Colombia
  • S. v. iodura:


Tropical and submontane forest edges.



Their diet consists of nectar and insects.


  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. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Avibase
  4. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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