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Green Mango - BirdForum Opus

Anthracothorax viridis
Photo by carabelli
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, March 2007


11–14 cm
Emerald green hummingbird, both above and below and in both sexes (wings darker). The tail is rounded and dark but has a blue sheen. The bill is black and down-curved.


Green Mango is endemic to Puerto Rico.


This is a monotypic species[1].


Photo by carabelli
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, July 2007

Mountain forests and shade coffee plantations



Eats both nectar and small invertebrates such as insects and spiders (similar to most hummingbirds in the Caribbean).


They build a cup-shaped nest which is placed high in a tree on a vertical branch. They breed from October to May.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2014)

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