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Male
Photo © by rka
Aranguez, Trinidad, November, 2018
Anthracothorax viridigula

Identification

10·5–12·5 cm

  • Male's throat is all green
  • Female has a reddish tinge to upperpart plumage

Distribution

South America
North-eastern Venezuela to the Guianas and northern Brazil; Trinidad

Taxonomy

Female
Photo © by nigel lallsingh
Carli Bay, Trinidad, November 2011

This is a monotypic species[1].

Habitat

Coastal areas, includng mangroves and marshes.

Behaviour

Diet

An uncommon robust hummer which favours mangroves where it feeds on nectar but also often 'helicopters' to catch insects.

Gallery

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References

  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2015)

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