Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Buff bellied Hummingbird
Buff-Bellied Hummingbird (credit: ALAN SCHMIERER)

The Buff-bellied Hummingbird is medium-sized, and the bill of the male is red with a darker tip, but the females’ bill is darker.

  • Amazilia yucatanensis
  • Length: 3.9-4.3 in (10-11 cm)
  • Weight: 0.1-0.18 oz (2-5 g)


Buff-bellied Hummingbirds breed in southern Texas and Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula through to Central America. In winter, the Buff-bellied Hummingbird will migrate short distances along the Gulf Coast along to Louisiana and Florida.

Habitat And Diet

Semi-open habitats or woodland edges provide the ideal habitat for Buff-bellied Hummingbirds, and they will also visit backyards for flowers or nectar feeders. Small insects also make up some of their diets.

Buff-bellied Hummingbird Call:


Nesting occurs from April to August in large shrubs or small trees, quite low to the ground. They lay two white eggs and may have two broods per year.

Attract Buff-bellied Hummingbirds

Attract them with nectar feeders and red tubular flowers such as Turk’s cap and red salvia.

Fun Fact:

Buff-bellied Hummingbirds are bigger than many hummingbirds and will use their size to chase other hummingbirds from feeders.