The Buff-bellied hummingbird is a native of Eastern Mexico and the northern part of Belize . As described by Johnsgard (1983 , The Hummingbirds of North America, Smithsonian Institution Press) it is found in a variety of habitats from dense thickets, overrun with vines and tangles at lower elevations to deciduous forest at higher elevations. It is also found in moist riparian streamside areas (Johnsgard, personal communication) and in semi-arid scrub along the Gulf of Mexico. In the United States, it breeds in the lower Rio Grande Valley and often disperses northeastward, all along the Gulf Coast at least as far as the panhandle of Northwest Florida.
Author: Robert A. Sargent and Martha B. Sargent
Volume Number: 42 Year Published: 1996
Issue Number: 2
Page Number: 2
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1996/Vol 42 No. 2_1996_p2-7.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1996/Vol 42 No. 2_1996.pdf