Buff-Bellied Hummingbird

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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