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Punta Cana, East Dominican Republic, West Indies, 24 January 2019
Anthracothorax dominicus


11–12·5 cm (4¼-5 in)
Both sexes have a black, down-curved bill and green to yellowish-green upperparts.
Adult male

  • Mostly black underside
  • Green iridescent throat
  • Central 2 tail is dark with a purple sheen, while the rest of the tail is purple

Young male has a dark stripe centrally on the otherwise white underside

  • Light gray underside that gradually blends in to the green upperside on the side of the head and flanks
  • Central tail feathers green, the rest are rufous with subterminal black band and white tips.


Hispaniola including Île-á-Vache, Tortue, Gonâve and Beata islands.


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species and Puerto Rican Mango were formerly lumped under the name of Antillean Mango.


Dry scrub-forest with cactus, open areas and forest edges and gardens, up to 2500 m asl, but rare above 1500. Most frequent in semi-dry areas.



Consists of nectar and insects.


Nest is a cup with a soft lining of plant fibres, placed in a tree, shrub or cactus.


Most frequent is a repeated "tsk" sound, high pitched and sharp.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2022. IOC World Bird List (v 12.2) DRAFT. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.12.2. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Mlodinow, S. G. (2022). Hispaniolan Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (N. D. Sly, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.antman2.01

Recommended Citation

  1. Kirwan, GM, A Levesque, M Oberle, and CJ Sharpe. 2019. Birds of the West Indies. (Lynx and Birdlife International Field Guides) Barcalona, Lynx Editions. ISBN 978-84-16728-17-6

External Links

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