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Amazilia amabilisGould, 1853
Common Name: Blue-chested hummingbird, Amazilia pechiazul

PhylumClassOrderFamilyGenusSpeciesSubspecies
ChordataAvesApodiformesTrochilidaeAmaziliaamabiliscostaricensis
Habitat
Can be found in lower growth of forest borders, second-growth woodland and clearings in lowlands.

Distribution
It has been reported from Eastern Nicaragua to western Ecuador.
Natural History Notes
Males call singly or in small groups from 9-15m perches, a monotonously repeated pseik at a rate of two calls per second.
Characteristics
This species has a total length of 8.89 cm (measured from tip of bill to end of tail). The male has a color pattern that consists of green upper parts with a violet-blue throat and brownish gray underparts. Also, the tail is dark blue and has a slight fork shape. The female has green upperparts and grayish underparts with green spotting throat and breast. The tail has the same shape than that of the male, but it is grayish at the tip.
This solitary species of hummingbird usually feeds at flowers in lower growth.
In Bocas Del Toro
Reported ByGeorge Angehr
Museum ReferencesThe Field Museum
LocalityIsla Colon, Bastimentos, Cayo Nancy, Cristobal, Popa, Cayo Agua, Almirante.
Tranquilo Bay
CommentsConservation status according to IUCN 2008 Red list: Least Concern (LC).
It is a resident species.
Compiled by
Lexi Weintraub; Zoe Joly-Lopez
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Reference
IUCN 2008. 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org.

Peters, J. I. 1931. Additional notes on the birds of the almirante bay region of panama. bulletin of the museum of Comparative Zoology 71:310-345.

Ridgely, Robert. S. and John. A. Gwynne. Jr. 1989. A Guide to the Birds of Panama. Second Edition. Princeton University Press. Princeton, New Jersey. 534 p.

Van Bael, Sunshine A., Bichier, Peter, Ochoa, Isis and Greenberg, Russell. 2007. Bird diversity in cacao farms and forest fragments of western Panama. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2245-2256.
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