Family Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Least Concern

Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri)


French: Colibri de Tumbes German: Baerkolibri Spanish: Colibrí de Tumbes

Leucippus Baeri


, 1901,

Tumbes, Peru




Extreme SW Ecuador (Loja) and NW Peru (Tumbes, Piura, N Lambayeque).

Descriptive notes

9–10 cm; 4·3–4·6 g. Male has bill straight or slightly decurved, entirely blackish; upperparts light golden green, feathers bordered dark grey;... read more


Song a soft scratchy warble starting with 1–2 short introductory notes, “tsip..tsip....chree-chlee-... read more


Desert scrub, dry forest of the littoral, arid tropical zone, also deciduous forest and scrub; from... read more

Food and feeding

Forages for nectar in xerophytic vegetation, for instance at Cactaceae; diet includes small insects.


No information available.


Presumably sedentary.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. CITES II. Restricted-range species: present in Tumbesian Region EBA. Fairly common inhabitant of the littoral region. However, considering the... read more

Recommended citation

Weller, A.A. & Boesman, P. (2020). Tumbes Hummingbird (Leucippus baeri). 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 30 March 2020).