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Photo © by carabelli
Bayamón, Puerto Rico, February 2008
Anthracothorax aurulentus


Thought to be an Immature Female
Photo © by Dmitry Mozzheri
Photo taken: Guanica dry forest, Puerto Rico

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

  • Black band across upper breast
  • Green flanks
  • Rest of underside varies from paler grey to blackish-brown
  • Green iridescent throat
  • The tail is maroon-purple with darker tips

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

  • Pale underside that gradually blends in to the green upperside on the side of the head and flanks
  • Central tail feathers green, the rest are dull grey-brown gradually becoming a darker subterminal band and narrow white tips.


Thought to be an Immature Male
Photo © by raulqc
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, December 2007

Puerto Rico, Culebra Island, Vieques Island and Virgin Islands, even though it has been extirpated from most of the Virgin Islands and is increasingly rare on the rest.


This is a monotypic species[1].

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


Dry to medium wet forest but avoiding the true rainforest. Also found in gardens and more semi-open areas.


Feeds on both nectar and insects.


Most frequent is a repeated "tsick" 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). Puerto Rican Mango (Anthracothorax aurulentus), version 1.0. In Birds of the World (B. K. Keeney, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.antman3.01
  4. 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

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