Emerald-chinned Hummingbird (Abeillia abeillei)

The Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is one of the smallest species of hummingbirds and is native to the neotropical regions of South America and Central America. This bird is highly valued for its stunning natural beauty, characterized by the emerald green patch present on its chin.

The Emerald-chinned Hummingbird measures about 9 to 10 centimeters in length, and males typically weigh around 3 grams, while females are slightly larger, weighing around 3.3 grams. This bird is typically found in habitats such as open woodland, gardens, and other areas with a diversity of flowering plants.

One of the most distinctive features of the Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is the striking emerald green appearance of the throat's skin patch just below the bill. This striking coloration is caused by a layer of iridescent feathers, which create the effect of a shimmering green jewel. At rest, this bird seems to possess a black-colored throat, but when it catches the sunlight at the right angle, the radiant green color of the feathers catches the eye.

Apart from its visual beauty, the Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is also known for its unique behavior. This bird has a high metabolic rate, and it is one of the few bird species capable of hovering in mid-air because of its rapid flapping wings. The bird's wings can flap up to 80 times per second, which allows it to maintain its stationary position while it sips nectar from nearby flowers.

The Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is a vital pollinator, especially for plants with tubular flowers that require a specific type of pollinator for successful seed production. Because of its small size and hovering ability, this bird is often drawn to flowers that are inaccessible to most other bird species.

In conclusion, the Emerald-chinned Hummingbird is a unique and beautiful bird with its vibrant, shimmering green, and high-speed hovering behavior. Its contribution to the pollination of plant life in its native habitat makes this bird an essential component of its ecosystem, making it essential to protect and preserve its natural habitat.

Other names

Abeillia abeillei



Emerald-chinned Hummingbird

colibrí d'Abeillé



kratkokljuni kolibrić

kolibřík smaragdovohrdlý




Colibri d’Abeillé


Colibrì mentosmeraldo






Изумрудная абейлия

kolibrík zelenobradý

Colibrí de Abeillé


Abeille Kolibrisi

колібрі малахітовий