Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Endangered

Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi)


Taxonomy

French: Ariane de Boucard German: Mangrovenamazilie Spanish: Amazilia de manglar
Taxonomy:

Arena Boucardi

Mulsant

, 1877,

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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Sometimes placed in genus Polyerata or Agyrtria; alternatively, has been placed in genus Lepidopyga. Closely related to A. luciae. Monotypic.

Distribution:

Pacific coast of Costa Rica from Tamarindo area and Gulf of Nicoya to Golfo Dulce.

Descriptive notes

10–11 cm; 4·5 g. Male has slightly decurved, medium-sized bill, upper mandible blackish, lower reddish, distally dusky grey; upperparts and flanks golden to... read more

Voice

Presumed song is a repeated thin, slightly buzzy, phrase “tsee-tzew-tzew-tzew-tzew-tzew”. Calls... read more

Habitat

Chiefly mangroves with extensive stands of Pacific mangrove (Pelliciera rhizophorae), and... read more

Food and feeding

Nectar of various native and introduced plants; in addition to Pelliciera, visits adjoining vegetation including trees like ... read more

Breeding

Oct–Feb. Nest has form of a small cup; consists of balsa floss, plant down, cobweb, with lichens on outside wall; usually placed on... read more

Movements

Sedentary.

Status and conservation

ENDANGERED. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in South Central American Pacific Slope EBA. Uncommon and rather patchily distributed; total population unlikely to... read more

Recommended citation

Weller, A.A., de Juana, E., Boesman, P. & Sharpe, C.J. (2019). Mangrove Hummingbird (Amazilia boucardi). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/55504 on 19 April 2019).