A genus of hardy hummingbirds found in the various landscapes of the Americas
Amazilia is a genus of hummingbirds inhabiting various habitats ranging from dry thorn forests to mangroves in extreme south Texas, parts of Mexico, Central America, and northern South America.
These hummingbirds are primarily nectar-feeding and are usually not picky over the flowers they feed from. They also regularly feed on insects to supplement missing nutrients. Most are territorial over their feeding area against other hummingbirds and large insects and are solitary.
They are polygynous, meaning one male mate with multiple females during a breeding season. The females make cup-shaped nests, incubate the eggs, and care for the nestlings.