Seeing Amethyst-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING

Amethyst-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala
A male Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus in the highlands of Guatemala.

Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus lives in the highlands of Mexico and northern Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras). Extralimital records include documented observations in Texas, USA and in Quebec, Canada (Bryan & Floyd 2017, Denault et al. 2017).

Amethyst-throated Hummingbird habitat in Guatemala
Oak-dominated, high-elevation cloud forest, habitat of Amethyst-throated Hummingbird in the highlands of Guatemala.

In Guatemala, Amethyst-throated Hummingbird occurs in forested areas mainly above 2000 m (6560 ft). It is one of the common hummingbirds in high-elevation cloud forests, pine-oak, and coniferous forests.

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Photographs of Amethyst-throated Hummingbird seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala

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Amethyst-throated Hummingbird male
A male Amethyst-throated Hummingbird Lampornis amethystinus in a cloud forest in the Guatemalan highlands.

Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about Amethyst-throated Hummingbird

  • Eisermann, K., C. Avendaño & P. Tanimoto (2013). Birds of the Cerro El Amay Important Bird Area, Quiché, Guatemala. Cotinga 35: 81-93.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Guatemala. Pp. 235-242 In: C. Devenish, D. F. Diaz Fernández, R. P. Clay, I. Davidson & I. Y. Zabala (eds.) Important Bird Areas Americas, priority sites for biodiversity conservation. BirdLife Conservation Series 16. Birdlife International, Quito, Ecuador.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2009) Conservation priority-setting in Guatemala through the identification of Important Bird Areas. Proceedings of the Fourth International Partners in Flight Conference, Tundra to Tropics: 315-327.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2007) Lista comentada de las aves de Guatemala - Annotated checklist of the birds of Guatemala. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Eisermann, K. & C. Avendaño (2006) Diversidad de aves en Guatemala, con una lista bibliográfica. Pp. 525-623 In: E. Cano (ed.) Biodiversidad de Guatemala, Vol. 1. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala.
  • Eisermann, K. & U. Schulz (2005) Birds of a high-altitude cloud forest in Alta Verapaz, Guatemala. Revista de Biología Tropical 53: 577-594.
  • More about our bird research in Guatemala.

References

Bryan, K. B. & Floyd, C. O. 2017. First U.S. record of Lampornis amethystinus, the Amethyst-throated Hummingbird. North American Birds 70: 12-16.

Denault, S., Barden, O. & Savard, G. 2017. An Amethyst-throated Hummingbird, Lampornis amethystinus, in Québec. North American Birds 70: 6-11.

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