The Buff-Bellied Hummingbird is the least studied of hummingbirds indigenous to the United States.
For unknown reasons, the Buff-bellied Hummingbird usually flies to the northeast from its breeding areas in the southern part of Texas. This movement is unique among North American hummingbirds.
- Food Preferences
Nesting Habits of the Buff-Bellied Hummingbird
The Buff-Bellied Hummingbird builds its nest with soft plant down, fine bark fibers, leaves, and moss, covering the outside with lichen. After the nest is completed, the Buff-Bellied hummingbird will adhere it to a branch using spider silk.
The female Buff-Bellied hummingbird typically lays two white eggs. The Buff-Bellied Hummingbird is known for aggressively defending its nest and territory.
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