Seeing Wine-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala
with CAYAYA BIRDING

Wine-throated Hummingbird in Guatemala
Male Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti in the Guatemalan highlands.

Wine-throated Hummingbird belongs to the genus Atthis, consisting of only two species. The Bumblebee Hummingbird (Atthis heloisa) is restricted to the Mexican highlands north of the isthmus of Tehuantepec, and the Wine-throated Hummingbird (Atthis ellioti) is endemic to the highlands south of the isthmus, including southern Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.

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Humid upper mountain slope in the highlands of Guatemala: habitat of Wine-throated Hummingbird.

In Guatemala, Wine-throated Hummingbird occurs above 1500 m (4900 ft), mainly above 2000 m (6560 ft). During the breeding season, males gather on leks.

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

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Videos of Wine-throated Hummingbird seen during CAYAYA BIRDING tours in Guatemala

Pink flash of Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti in the highlands of Guatemala

A singing male Wine-throated Hummingbird ... seen during a CAYAYA BIRDING tour in the highlands of Guatemala.


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Male Wine-throated Hummingbird
Male Wine-throated Hummingbird Atthis ellioti in the Guatemalan highlands.

Contributions by Knut Eisermann and Claudia Avendaño of CAYAYA BIRDING to the knowledge about Wine-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.

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