CHESTNUT-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia castaneiventris)


CHESTNUT-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia castaneiventris)
CHESTNUT-BELLIED HUMMINGBIRD (Amazilia castaneiventris)
iStockphotos

Description: A dazzling bird, the chestnut-bellied hummingbird has an iridescent green head, a bronze back, and a bright red belly and tail. Like all hummingbirds, this species has a unique wing structure that allows them to perform acrobatic aerial maneuvers. Found only in the humid mountain forests of Colombia, the chestnut-bellied hummingbird is threatened by habitat fragmentation and agricultural expansion.

IUCN Status: Critically Endangered

Major Threats: Habitat fragmentation and agricultural expansion

Habitat: Humid montane forests

Location: Slopes of the SerranĂ­a de San Lucas and the East Andes, Colombia

Diet: Nectar