Green-bellied Hummingbird

The Green-bellied Hummingbird , sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia, is a species of hummingbird in the Trochilidae family. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, and Venezuela. The western taxa of the Andean slopes and the eastern taxa of the Tepui region are sometimes considered separate species, with the former retaining the scientific and common name, while the latter is named the Copper-tailed Hummingbird , also sometimes placed in the genus Saucerottia. As the variation largely is clinal, most authorities, notably SACC, consider it a single species.

The Green-bellied Hummingbird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Green-bellied Hummingbird (Amazilia viridigaster), which has not previously been described. The nest contained two half-fledged young, and we had good views of the parent returning to feed the nestlings. The nest was in a small tree growing from a rocky cleft beside a waterfall, and was fixed by cobwebs to two fine twigs near the end of a side branch, 3 m above the ground. After the young had left we collected the nest. More

Green-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia viridigaster: Guayabetal, east of Bogota: More

Order : Apodiformes
Family : Trochilidae
Genus : Amazilia
Species : viridigaster
Authority : (Bourcier, 1843)