Birds of North Carolina:
their Distribution and Abundance
Buff-bellied Hummingbird - Amazilia yucatanensis
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General Comments Accidental. There are two state records of the Buff-bellied Hummingbird, which nests in the United States only north to southern Texas. One was seen and photographed at a feeder near Oriental (Pamlico), 21-23 Oct 2007* (N.A. Birds 62:55); [Chat 72:7-10 link]; [Chat 74:38-39 link]. Another was seen and photographed at several feeders/yards in Winston-Salem (Forsyth), from 22 Sep 2015 to 6 Mar 2016* [Chat 80:14 link], [Chat 80:41 link], [Chat 80:118 link].
Breeding Status Nonbreeder
NC BRC List Definitive
State Status
U.S. Status
State Rank SA
Global Rank G5
Coastal Plain One record (see above).
Piedmont One record (see above).
Mountains No records.
Finding Tips
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Attribution LeGrand[2018-02-01], LeGrand[2016-12-12], LeGrand[2016-09-29]
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