Cinnamon Hummingbird

Amazilia rutila

Order

APODIFORMES

Family

Hummingbirds (Trochilidae)

Code 4

CIHU

Code 6

AMARUT

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Cinnamon Hummingbird is native to northwestern Mexico and Costa Rica, as well as other parts of Central America. It is a medium-sized hummingbird which may occasionally visit southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico in the United States also. These birds are extremely protective of their feeding territories, and frequently live in lowlands of subtropical and tropical climates. The Cinnamon Hummingbird may be found in dry forests, moist lowland forests, dry shrublands and heavily degraded former forests in these climate regions. They do not migrate during winter months, and feed on small insects and flora nectar. The Cinnamon Hummingbird’s current conservation rating is Least Concern.

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SUMMARY

Overview

Cinnamon Hummingbird: Medium size, bicolored hummingbird with bronze green upperparts and cinnamon colored underparts. The tail is square, rufous with gold-green edging. This promiscuous bird attracts a female by flying back and forth like a swing. Both sexes are protective of feeding territories.

 

Range and Habitat

Cinnamon Hummingbird: Accidental in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Common in native Mexico to Central America, particularly along coastal regions. Found in a wide variety of habitats at low elevations, such as plantations, scrublands with thorns, arid areas, woodland edges, and grassy fields and pastures.

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Cinnamon Hummingbird SONGS AND CALLS

Cinnamon Hummingbird TT1

Song is a series of short, high-pitched "tsee" notes.

Cinnamon Hummingbird FF1

Alarm call is a rapid "chi-chi-chi-chi".

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Voice Text

"chi-chi chi chi", "tsi si si-si-sit"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The female Cinnamon Hummingbird lays 2 white eggs that measure 0.5 inches in length.
  • A group of hummingbirds has many collective nouns, including a “bouquet", "glittering", "hover", "shimmer", and "tune” of hummingbirds.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP NORTH AMERICA

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This map shows how this species is distributed across North America.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Author

Crystal Adams

Artist

Chris Vest

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UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
GorgetX
A small iridescent patch on the throat of a hummingbird.
Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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