Birds of Colombia

    APODIFORMES: Trochilidae (Hummingbirds)  
Genus: Saucerottia (6 species, 10 worldwide)


Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird
Chestnut-bellied Hummingbird (Saucerottia castaneiventris) ENDEMIC
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Most closely related to the [Rufous-tailed Hummingbird]. One of several endemic species in a isolated dry Colombian valley.

Indigo-capped Hummingbird
Indigo-capped Hummingbird (Saucerottia cyanifrons) ENDEMIC
ProAves Cerulean Warbler Reserve, San Vicente de Chucuri, Santander, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.


Snowy-bellied Hummingbird
Snowy-bellied Hummingbird (Saucerottia edward)
Cerro Azul, Panama  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.



Steely-vented Hummingbird
Steely-vented Hummingbird (Saucerottia saucerottei)
ProAves Tangaras Reserve, El Carmen de Atrato, Choco, Colombia
  Note vent (undertail) pattern.
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Steely-vented Hummingbird
Steely-vented Hummingbird (Saucerottia saucerottei)
Chinchiná, Colombia  
   
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

An Andean hummingbird, usually found from 1000-2000m, but may go lower to confuse birders with other similar species. Overall green with a bluish tail and greyish patterned vent. Similar to Emerald hummingbirds, but emeralds have a green vent, and are usually slightly smaller. Compare also to [Shining-green Hummingbird].
In flight.

Copper-rumped Hummingbird
Copper-rumped Hummingbird (Saucerottia tobaci erythronotos)
Trinidad  
   
Photograph by Feroze Omardeen     Copyright and usage info


Green-bellied Hummingbird
Green-bellied Hummingbird (Saucerottia viridigaster)
Monterredondo, Colombia
  The blue-tailed race found in the foothills of Colombia and Venezuela.
   
Photograph by Manakin Nature Tours - Luis Urueña   © All Rights Reserved.

Also called Copper-tailed Hummingbird because of the tail color of the races in the mountains of Guyana and eastern Venezuela. Only viridigaster in Colombia and west Venezuela has a blue and not copper tail.


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