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


10·5–12·5 cm

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


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


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

This is a monotypic species[1].


Coastal areas, includng mangroves and marshes.



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


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  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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