Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Green-breasted Mountain-gem (Lampornis sybillae)


French: Colibri de Sybil German: Grünbrustnymphe Spanish: Colibrí de Sibila

Delattria sybillæ

Salvin and Godman

, 1892,

Matagalpa, Nicaragua


Closely related to L. viridipallens, with which has been considered conspecific. Monotypic.


Highlands of Honduras and NC Nicaragua.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm; male 5.3–7.3 g, female 4.3–6 g. Male has straight black bill, whitish postocular stripe and dark auriculars, upperparts green, rump bronzy;... read more


Song a mixture of soft, buzzy scratchy notes and buzzy trills, somewhat similar to L.... read more


Highland humid evergreen and pine-evergreen forest, forest edges, oak woodland, brush and thickets... read more

Food and feeding

No information available. Presumably feeds on similar flowers to L. viridipallens.


Virtually no information available. Data from Honduras suggest that young fledge between at least Dec and Mar, and it is possible that the... read more


No reliable information available. Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in North Central American Highlands EBA. Common to fairly common throughout much of its limited range and... read more

Recommended citation

Chai, P., Kirwan, G.M. & Boesman, P. (2019). Green-breasted Mountain-gem (Lampornis sybillae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 December 2019).