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Cinnamon Hummingbird – Amazilia rutila

The Cinnamon Hummingbird lives along the west coast of Mexico and on the east coast as well from the Yucatan Peninsula to Costa Rica.  This bird is quite content as long as there is food to be found otherwise, it will migrate farther inland and up to the foothills.

Cinnamon Hummingbird sitting 

This is a very pretty bird and words like bronze, metallic, rust, cinnamon all describe its color.  It is difficult to distinguish between the adults and the juveniles.  Their song is high pitched and squeaky.  The males will sing alone and really don’t care if any “ladies” are around.

In the movie above, you will see me at the very beginning in our rooftop penthouse next to the biggest parota tree in Bucerias.  This is at the Ana Ruth Hotel down near the ocean and the momma hummingbird is feeding the baby.  

 

They love all kinds of flowers and insects, so they aren’t fussy eaters, which is good.  They should live longer because of this.  

They breed in the Bucerias area between Nov. to Feb. and July to Sept.  The “dads” don’t help with the babies and don’t build the nests. Cinnamon Hummingbird nest What do they do?  Hmmmm?  The nests are the size of a cup made with tiny plants, lichens, and spider webs.  The males are territorial and will dive bomb large butterflies and bees, so beware.  They can really boot it along.