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