The male Buff-bellied hummingbird is a medium-sized hummingbird with iridescent green upperparts, head, throat, and upper breast, and buff lower breast and belly. Its slightly forked tail is dark chestnut-brown with cinnamon-brown undertail coverts. The bill has a slight downward curve and is red with a black tip.
This hummingbird is common in southeast Texas and Mexico. The preferred habitats for this bird include open woodlands, scrubs, and citrus groves.
The female is the one who is responsible for building the nest and is completely responsible raising the young. The female is responsible for incubation of the eggs, which takes about 14 days. Two white eggs are laid in a nest made of plant fibers, fine stems, shreds of bark, and spider webs, lined with plant down, and covered outside with lichens and flower petals.
The Buff-bellied male hummingbird is similar to Rufous hummingbird. The Rufous hummingbird has a straight black bill and lacks green head and breast.
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