Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Buff-bellied Hummingbird

Description

This is a larger hummingbird (3.75 - 4.25 inches) with a cinnamon-buff belly. His head, back, and chest are bright green. Tail is rufous.

 

Where you might see them

A resident of the Texas central Gulf Coast. Winters along the Gulf coast from Texas to western Florida.

 

Notes

The Buff-bellied Humming bird will aggressively defend feeders, often dominating smaller hummingbirds.

 

Sources: A Field Guide to Hummingbirds of North America (Peterson Field Guides) and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

 

Hummingbird Gardens

Hummingbird at purple coneflower

Hummingbirds love sugar water feeders, but it's also nice to provide natural nectar sources for them. You can plant flowers in your garden or on your porch or patio that will be both pretty for you to look at and beneficial to the hummingbirds.

Learn what plants attract and provide nectar for hummingbirds.

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