Buff-Bellied Hummingbird


Size: four-and-one-fourth inch relatively large

 

Nest: plant fibers, down; bound with spider silk; covered with lichens or bark

 

Location: Mexico and parks and woodlands of the lower Rio Grande Valley, particularly around Brownsville and the Sabal Palm Grove Sanctuary

 

Appearance: sexes have similar plumages; bronzy green above with chestnut tail and buffy belly; throat and upper breast are metallic green; bill is red or coral-pink and tipped in black

 

Call: shrill, squeaky call notes are diagnostic

 

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